Zika virus: Probable sexual transmission documented

Zika virus has arrived in the Americas with a force in 2015 as 13 countries or territories have now seen autochthonous transmission and in Brazil alone, an estimated 1,000,000+ cases reported there. Zika has definitely grabbed the attention of not only people who follow infectious disease news like myself, but I see mainstream media now giving […] Outbreak News Today » Blogs

December 31, 2015
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Dengue cases rise in Hawaii, Protecting against mosquito bites

After a couple days lull in reported dengue fever infection reported on Big Island, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) reported eight additional cases on Wednesday, bringing the outbreak total to 190. The vast majority of cases have been reported in Hawaii residents with about one out of 10 being seen in visitors to the […] Outbreak News Today » US News

December 31, 2015
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Countries with Zika transmission increase dramatically with Americas outbreak

With the confirmation of autochthonous and imported Zika virus infection in French Guiana, the number of countries globally with evidence, past or current, of Zika virus transmission has grown to 33 from Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific Islands. Beside the 13 countries/territories reporting Zika transmission since 2014 in the Western hemisphere, the following countries have reported Zika […] Outbreak News Today » Blogs

December 30, 2015
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California reports big increases in norovirus outbreaks since October

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that California is experiencing an increase in norovirus cases, commonly referred to as stomach flu or winter vomiting disease. CDPH has confirmed 32 outbreaks of norovirus in California since Oct. 1, 2015 – likely resulting in hundreds of […] Outbreak News Today » US News

December 30, 2015
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Nigeria: Two Lassa fever deaths reported in Kano

A father and son from a local village have died from Lassa fever at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, according to a local media report. These are likely the first cases in the north-western state. According to the Guardian report, the Executive Secretary of Centre for Disease Control in Nigeria, Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi, confirmed that the […] Outbreak News Today » Africa

December 30, 2015
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