A Look at Human Botfly Infestation

This rare and quite disgusting condition is known as myiasis, an infection or infestation of the body of animals, and more rarely humans with the larva of botflies and related species. In other words: maggots in your body. Primarily a veterinary issue with livestock, human infestations is rare in the United States. It is more […] Blogs – Outbreak News Today

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Measles outbreak in Carmarthenshire, Wales

Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board are reminding parents and young adults of the importance of MMR vaccine following an outbreak of measles in Carmarthenshire. There have been nine cases of confirmed measles infection in the Carmarthenshire area in the last month, six of whom are directly linked to an individual who […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

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Batangas City reports 68 dengue fever cases in August

The Batangas City Health Office (CHO) reported 68 dengue fever cases in the month of August, according to Jasmine Dimasacat, dengue program coordinator of CHO (computer translated). The CHO has conducted an information education campaign (IEC) in different barangays (villages) in the city to inform the public about the mosquito borne virus. In addition, a larval survey of […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

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Amjevita receives FDA approval for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis and Crohn’s disease

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases. Amjevita is approved for the following indications in adult patients: moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; active psoriatic arthritis; active ankylosing spondylitis (an arthritis that affects the spine); moderately to severely active Crohn’s […] Outbreak News Today

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Mumps: University of Maryland reports one confirmed, two suspect cases

The University Health Center at the University of Maryland at College Park has identified one confirmed and two suspected cases of mumps, according to a notice published Friday. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mumps is a viral illness that is transmitted by direct contact with respiratory droplets or saliva from an […] US News – Outbreak News Today

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Acinetobacter outbreak sickens a dozen in Spain hospital

An outbreak of the bacterium, Acinetobacter baumannii, has hit the Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca in Spain, infecting a dozen of patients, according to a La Verdad report (computer translated). The Ministry of Health says 28 patients have been affected by the outbreak strain of Acinetobacter since June, 12 getting infections (pneumonia, bacteremia or infection in […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

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Rift Valley fever outbreak: Red Cross Society of Niger responds

In a follow-up to a report earlier this week on the Rift Valley fever outbreak in West Africa, The Red Cross Society of Niger has quickly mobilized 60 volunteers to disseminate information and preventive messages in communities affected by the outbreak. According to the relief organization, the first cases emerged in the Tahoua region of Niger in […] Africa – Outbreak News Today

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