HPV vaccines in teens up slightly, still many not getting vaccinated

The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row, according to data from CDC’s 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).  Despite these increases, 4 out of 10 adolescent girls and 6 […] Outbreak News Today

July 31, 2015
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Florida reports 3rd West Nile virus case in a week, latest in Volusia County

After reports of two human West Nile virus (WNV) in Walton County during the past week, health officials in Volusia County have reported a human case, the third in the state. This has prompted Volusia County health officials to issue a mosquito advisory to warn the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts […] Outbreak News Today » US News

July 31, 2015
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Louisiana’s amoeba problem present in Ascension Parish

Just days after the dangerous free-living amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, was detected in the St.Bernard Parish Water System, a second parish is reporting the presence of the “brain-eating amoeba” in the water system. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri ameba in the Ascension Consolidated Utility District 1 at […] Outbreak News Today » US News

July 30, 2015
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Human and animal Brucellosis reported in Rila town, Bulgaria

A number of animal cases and a human case of the bacterial, zoonotic disease, Brucellosis, have been reported from the town of Rila, Kyustendil Province, in southwestern Bulgaria, according to a Bulgarian news source. The Focus Information Agency reports a man from Rila who owned a buffalo farm contracted the bacterial infection. This is the first human […] Outbreak News Today » Europe

July 30, 2015
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