Pakistan Naegleria death tally at 11 after three cases reported in 24 hours

The total number of deaths due to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri leapt to 11 after Karachi health authorities reported three additional cases during a 24-hour period. In 2014, 14 Naegleria fowleri related deaths were reported in the province. Sindh Health Department officials say the lethal parasitic disease was first seen in Karachi nine years […] Outbreak News Today

June 30, 2015
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Myanmar dengue outbreak tops 10,000

In an update from a June 17 report, Myanmar health officials say the dengue fever situation in the country has increased particularly since the onset of the rainy season. The most current case count now stands at 10,918 people in the first six months of this year. The health Ministry also noted that 45 people have […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

June 30, 2015
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Brazil: Ceará state reports 10 cases of Zika virus

The Secretary of Health of Ceará (SESA) has confirmed at least 10 cases of Zika virus (ZikaV) in the state, according to a Globo report (computer translated). The information was released on Thursday afternoon on the agency’s website. According to Sesa, confirmations were made from the analysis of 14 samples taken in Evandro Chagas Institute […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

June 29, 2015
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Ear infections linked to rare gene variant: Baylor researchers

Many parents have heard the night-time cry of “my ear hurts.” For some children, this might happen frequently beginning in infancy and even persist into adulthood. An international consortium led by those at Baylor College of Medicine may have taken the first step on the road to understanding why only some people get frequent painful […] Outbreak News Today

June 29, 2015
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Spain diphtheria update: 1st case in 30 years dies

In an update to a report at the beginning of June, Spanish National Radio reports (computer translated) the 6-year-old boy from Olot with diphtheria admitted to the Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona died Saturday. The child, whose parents refused to vaccinate, has been admitted since May 30 in intensive care. The damage done by the diphtheria […] Outbreak News Today » Europe

June 29, 2015
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