Florida HIV: DOH hits back at Tampa Bay Times story

A critical report in the Tampa Bay Times Saturday, which is essentially saying the Florida Department of Health (DOH) is “cooking the books” concerning HIV data in the state, was quickly responded to the state health officials the same day. Health officials say the claims by the newspaper are completely false and accuse the media organization for knowingly […] Blogs – Outbreak News Today

March 31, 2016
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Largest known outbreak of Elizabethkingia: 62 infections, 18 deaths

In a follow-up on the Elizabethkingia anophelis outbreak in Wisconsin, the state Department of Health Services today reports 62 infections (56 confirmed, 2 under investigation and 4 possible cases) and 18 deaths ( 17 deaths among individuals with confirmed Elizabethkingia anophelis infections, and an additional 1 death among possible cases). The affected counties include Columbia, Dane, Dodge, […] US News – Outbreak News Today

March 31, 2016
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Norovirus outbreak: Scores sickened on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth luxury liner

Health officials in Hong Kong are currently investigating a norovirus outbreak onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth luxury liner. 150 passengers and crew have been taken ill in the outbreak. A Public Health Incident Assessment Group (PHIAG) was established to conduct the investigation this morning at Ocean Terminal Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui. The queen’s namesake cruise […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

March 31, 2016
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Puerto Rico reports 101 Zika cases during past week, Haiti case count reaches 1777

Health officials in Puerto Rico are reporting 101 additional Zika virus infections on the island during the past week, according to a news release Monday (computer translated). Sixteen of the cases were reported in pregnant women. This brings the total locally transmitted cases to 350 and 40 in pregnant women. In addition,  Secretary of the Department […] Latin America and the Caribbean – Outbreak News Today

March 30, 2016
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Pennsylvania Zika case count rises to 11

Health officials in Pennsylvania have reported three additional Zika virus cases, bring the state total to 11 imported cases. The Pennsylvania Department of Health says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 11 Zika cases and another 211 tests pending. Zika virus is a generally mild illness that is spread primarily through […] Outbreak News Today

March 30, 2016
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California reports measles case in Nevada County child

Approximately one year after the Disneyland measles outbreak that affected 131 people, California Health officials say they are investigating a child diagnosed with measles in Nevada County. The unvaccinated child showed symptoms of measles after returning to California from travel overseas. The child has fully recovered but many persons have been exposed including other unvaccinated students […] US News – Outbreak News Today

March 30, 2016
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