Rubella declared eliminated from the Americas: ‘A historic achievement’

The Americas region has become the first in the world to be declared free of endemic transmission of rubella, a contagious viral disease that can cause multiple birth defects as well as fetal death when contracted by women during pregnancy. This achievement culminates a 15-year effort that involved widespread administration of the vaccine against measles, […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

April 30, 2015
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Massachusetts measles case visited Kittery Outlet Malls in Maine

The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was notified Tuesday by Massachusetts public health authorities that a student in Massachusetts who tested positive for measles visited the Kittery Outlet Malls on April 20 while infected by the virus. The individual who is from Western Europe and was unvaccinated, shopped at the malls between noon […] Outbreak News Today

April 30, 2015
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Venezuela sees 67% increase in malaria, nearly 25% are falciparum malaria

Venezuela has reported a 66.9 per cent increase in malaria cases recently, according to a informe21.com report (computer translated), with nearly one quarter of the cases being the serious strain, Plasmodium falciparum. In the last week of March alone, 1677 new cases were recorded primarily in Bolivar and Amazonas States. In total, nearly 32,000 malaria cases have been reported. […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

April 29, 2015
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Sushi linked to California Salmonella paratyphi outbreak

An outbreak of a strain of Salmonella never seen before in humans in California has sickened some 25 people as of April 20, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). According to health officials, eighteen of these cases reside in California. (7 reside in LA County, 4 in Orange County, 2 in Riverside County, […] Outbreak News Today

April 29, 2015
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