Proliferation of the dengue, Zika and chikungunya prompts ‘state of emergency’ in NE Brazil

A state of emergency has been declared in northeast Brazil’s Pernambuco state due to the proliferation of the viruses, dengue, Zika and chikungunya in the region, all transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito vector. The emergency decrees were signed Sunday by Pernambuco Governor Paulo Camara and the mayor of the capital city of Recife, Geraldo Julio, according to […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

November 30, 2015
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Sudan: Rabies deaths linked to camel bites

Camel bites have been implicated in the deaths of two young girls in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra, according to a Radio Dabanga report. It is reported that the 12 and 17-year-old girls were bitten and crushed by the animals. This has prompted concern in the area about rabid animals. It is believed that the camels contracted the […] Outbreak News Today

November 30, 2015
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Pennsylvania Lyme disease cases top 10,000

Pennsylvania continues to lead the nation in Lyme disease cases as the Commonwealth through Nov. 27 has reported more than 10,000 cases, about one-third of all cases in the US that have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (31,479). This compares to 7,400 cases in 2014 and 5,900 in 2013. […] Outbreak News Today » US News

November 30, 2015
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HIV in the Philippines: 1 case detected every hour

The Philippines is one of a handful of countries that still see increases in the HIV globally, and the stats are startling. Philippines health officials announced last week that the number of reported newly-diagnosed HIV cases in the country is increasing. From January this year to October, there are now a total of 6,552 individuals diagnosed with […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

November 30, 2015
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Zika virus-microcephaly link confirmed, 1st Zika deaths reported: Brazil MOH

In a follow-up to the surge of microcephaly cases in northeast Brazil and the source of the massive increase in cases, Brazil health officials believe that have confirmed the relationship between the neurological disorder and the mosquito borne virus, Zika virus. In a Ministry of Health news release Saturday (computer translated), The Evandro Chagas Institute reported […] Outbreak News Today

November 30, 2015
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Hawaii reports more dengue

The Hawaii Department of Health continues to work with other state and county agencies on the issue of the Dengue Fever outbreak.  As of Friday, the Department of Health had reported 107 confirmed cases originating on Hawaii Island. This is an increase of 6 cases from the previous update. These cases include 93 residents and 14 […] Outbreak News Today » US News

November 30, 2015
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Africa: UN data shows adolescent deaths from AIDS tripled since 2000

The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, according to new data released Friday by UNICEF. AIDS is the number one cause of death among adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally. Among HIV-affected populations, adolescents are the only group for which the […] Outbreak News Today » Africa

November 30, 2015
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Singapore reports 3rd dengue fatality of the year

A 79-year-old Chinese Singaporean man died yesterday due to illness with dengue fever at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, according to the Singapore Ministry of Health. He becomes the third dengue related death of 2015. Health officials say the elderly patient who resided at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 25 and […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

November 30, 2015
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