Mexico dengue cases top 10,000

The number of probable and laboratory confirmed dengue fever cases in Mexico has eclipsed the 10,000 mark as of Feb. 15, according to health ministry numbers. Through the seventh week of 2016, Mexico has reported 10,702 total dengue fever cases, up from 6,892 cases during the same period last year. 1,496 cases have been laboratory confirmed. Nearly […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

February 29, 2016
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Structure of a hantavirus protein as a promising model for drug design

Bank voles are small rodents that are not dangerous by themselves, but their excreta can contain one of the dangerous hantaviruses. While bank voles are unaffected by the infection, hantaviruses can cause potentially fatal diseases in humans for which no treatments exist. In central and northern Europe, infection is accompanied by fever, headache, or even […] Outbreak News Today

February 29, 2016
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Los Angeles reports additional Zika case, this one in a pregnant woman

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed a case of Zika virus infection in a pregnant woman who traveled to an area of ongoing Zika transmission. This is the second confirmed case of Zika virus in Los Angeles County. Both cases were infected during travel to an area with ongoing local transmission. In […] Outbreak News Today » US News

February 29, 2016
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Angola yellow fever update: 118 dead, most in Luanda

In a follow up on the yellow fever outbreak situation in the South African country of Angola, health officials say the outbreak has grown to 434 cases of the serious mosquito borne viral illness and of these, 118 fatalities. Seven out of 10 of the yellow fever deaths have been reported in the capital city […] Outbreak News Today » Africa

February 29, 2016
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Zika in China: Additional imported cases

During the past couple days, health authorities in China have reported additional imported Zika virus cases in Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces. According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Friday, an additional case was reported in a 42-year-old female patient from Wenzhou, Zhejiang who worked in Suriname. She departed Suriname for Zhejiang on February 21 and developed […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

February 29, 2016
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Dengue fever: Uruguay’s 1st local transmission?, Brazil tops 100,000 cases in January

Health officials in Uruguay reports what may be the country’s first case of autochthonous, or locally acquired dengue fever case in a Montevideo woman. The 31-year-old female developed fever and joint pain on Feb. 5. On Feb. 9, she sought medical attention and, on the same day, her samples were collected for laboratory testing. The samples […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

February 28, 2016
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Nigeria: Abuja outbreak due to Clostridium perfringens, 13 dead, according to reports

Earlier this week, health officials in Abuja, Nigeria suspected that a “mystery outbreak” that killed some 13 people may have been due to dysentery or typhoid in Saburi community. However, on Friday, Dr Rilwanu Muhammad, the Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Health Care Development Board, has said that 13 people died while 10 people survived food poisoning caused […] Outbreak News Today

February 28, 2016
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Paris area woman contracts Zika virus through sexual transmission: Report

Health officials in France are reporting the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus infection in a Paris-area woman who is not pregnant, according to a AFP report. France Heath Minister, Marisol Touraine said the woman was infected with the virus when her partner returned from Brazil. “She showed classic signs of the disease,” health officials said. “She […] Outbreak News Today » Europe

February 28, 2016
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