Peru yellow fever update: 32 cases, four deaths through the first week of May

In a follow-up on the yellow fever situation in Peru, UN health officials report that through the first week of May 2016, 32 confirmed and probable yellow fever cases were reported, including four fatalities. Of the 25 Departments of Peru, cases were reported in 6 of them, in which Junín, a region in the central highlands and westernmost […] Latin America and the Caribbean – Outbreak News Today

May 31, 2016
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Food allergy advisory: LA Whole Foods Market notifies public of kimchi products with undeclared food allergens

Whole Foods Market is issuing an advisory to customers who purchased Spicy Kimchi, White Kimchi, Kimchi Fried Rice and Kimchi Guacamole from one of its Los Angeles-area stores because the items contained fish, shellfish or tree nuts (pine nuts) that were not listed on product labels. All potentially affected products have been removed from store […] Outbreak News Today

May 31, 2016
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Singapore reports 5th dengue death

Health officials in Singapore reported today on an additional dengue fever fatality, the fifth death of 2016. According to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA), the patient was a 79-year-old Singaporean Chinese male who stayed at Jalan Tenaga. He was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on 27 May […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

May 31, 2016
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Philippines: Zamboanga outbreak death toll rises to 22

The outbreak of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) caused by at least three viruses, rotavirus, adenovirus and norovirus, in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga has grown to some 3,000 cases since it began in late March. In addition, the death toll in “Asia’s Latin City” is now at 22. According to city health officials, the hardest hit barangays include Calarian […] Outbreak News Today

May 30, 2016
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Arizona measles outbreak now at 10

In a follow-up report on measles cases reported in Arizona, state and local health officials have confirmed eight additional cases of measles stemming from the outbreak at the private detention center in Eloy. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to ten. Public health has issued a community wide health alert for Pinal County as […] US News – Outbreak News Today

May 30, 2016
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