Indonesia reports two H5N1 avian influenza fatalities

The Indonesia Health Ministry has reported their 198th and 199th human cases of H5N1 avian influenza since first reported in 2005. Both of the cases, a father and son from Tangerang died from the disease bringing the death total in Indonesia to 167 (CFR of 84%). According to a press release from the health ministry (computer […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

March 31, 2015
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Dengue fever cases in Brazil increase 5-fold during past month

The number of dengue fever cases in Brazil has nearly five-fold since this time in February, according to newly released data from the Pan American Health Organization today. The UN agency put the dengue count in Brazil at more than 224,000 cases during the first nine weeks of 2015. This is a 162% increase compared to […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

March 30, 2015
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Minnesota reports 3rd H5N2 bird flu in Stearns County turkey flock

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County, Minnesota.  This is the third confirmation in a commercial flock in Minnesota.  The flock of 39,000 turkeys is located within the Mississippi […] Outbreak News Today

March 30, 2015
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Ethiopia reports measles and diphtheria outbreaks

The country of the Horn of Africa is currently battling outbreaks in two vaccine-preventable diseases, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). To date,  2,190 suspected measles cases were reported in 61 separate outbreaks in Ethiopia, of which 929 cases were confirmed positive. The majority of the cases were from Nejo […] Outbreak News Today » Africa

March 30, 2015
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Nepal reports 2nd human rabies death at Kathmandu hospital this week

According to a report published in ProMED Mail, officials say 12-year old boy died of furious rabies during treatment at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. The patient was bitten by an unknown stray dog (puppy) in the tip of the index finger. The wound was unnoticeable and hence the boy did not […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

March 30, 2015
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