Why NOW Is the Perfect Time to Study Nursing

Nursing is a crucial occupation in the health-care industry. Doctors rely on nurses to provide the best care for patients, which makes this a rewarding profession. A nurse is a caregiver, a decision-maker, a communicator, a patient advocate, and a teacher. Although this can be a challenging position, nursing offers job security and a competitive […] Outbreak News Today » Blogs

September 30, 2015
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Alabama the 34th state in salmonella outbreak, case count rises to 671

Alabama has joined 33 other states during the past week recording their first case of Salmonella Poona outbreak strain illness linked to imported cucumbers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update today. During the past week, 113 new ill people have been reported from 19 states, bringing the outbreak total to 671 cases […] Outbreak News Today » US News

September 30, 2015
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Norovirus outbreak strikes Hampshire, England school

“If your child has been sick or is suffering from any such symptoms please keep them off school for 48 hours” scrolls across the website of the New Milton Junior School in Hampshire, England today as a norovirus outbreak that began last week continues to keep children out of school suffering from the gastrointestinal virus. On Friday there […] Outbreak News Today » Europe

September 30, 2015
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HK investigates puffer fish poisoning case

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (September 25) investigating a case of puffer fish poisoning affecting a man aged 59 and hence reminds members of the public not to consume puffer fish. The patient developed tingling and numbness in limbs as well as dizziness and vomiting about two […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

September 30, 2015
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Mexico chikungunya cases top 7,000, CDC updates travel warning

The number of autochthonous, or locally acquired chikungunya cases have reached a new milestone this past week, eclipsing the 7,000 mark (7,007), prompting US health authorities to reissue their travel notice for the country south of the border. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says local transmission means that mosquitoes in Mexico have […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

September 29, 2015
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Plague and tularemia in the US 2015: Exact reasons for increases ‘hard to pinpoint’

Two zoonotic infections have made headlines in the United States this year, plague and tularemia, due to increased reports of each infection in humans, which has some people scratching their heads asking “why?”. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a zoonotic disease as a “disease that can be passed between animals and […] Outbreak News Today » Blogs

September 29, 2015
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Legionnaires’ disease cluster investigated in Morris Park

New York City health officials are currently investigating a cluster of seven Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. This cluster is unrelated to the outbreak in the South Bronx this summer that was attributed to Legionella found in the cooling tower of the Opera House Hotel. Patients in the current cluster […] Outbreak News Today » US News

September 29, 2015
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France: Locally acquired dengue confirmed the Languedoc-Roussillon region

French health officials have reported an indigenous dengue fever in the area of the city of Nimes in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, according to health department surveillance report (computer translated). As of Sep. 17, the region has seen six confirmed and one probable locally acquired dengue fever cases in 2015. Gard Department, where Nimes is the […] Outbreak News Today » Europe

September 29, 2015
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