U.S. Virgin Islands reports additional Zika and dengue cases

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health reports three (3) new cases of Zika in the territory. According to the weekly surveillance report, there are 29 confirmed positive cases in the territory, 12 cases on St. Thomas, 16 on St. Croix and 1 on St. John. Currently, one (1) pregnant woman has been confirmed positive; […] Latin America and the Caribbean – Outbreak News Today

June 30, 2016
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Aspergillosis: IDSA updates guidelines on early diagnosis and treatment

New therapies are improving care, but early diagnosis remains critical in the effective treatment of invasive, a potentially deadly fungal infection, according to new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The updated guidelines focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the major forms […] Outbreak News Today

June 30, 2016
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CDC update: ‘Facilities experiencing clusters of B. cepacia infections should sequester all oral liquid docusate products’

In an follow-up on the previous report on a multi-state outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia infections possibly linked to liquid docusate products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the following update Wednesday: Preliminary information continues to indicate that contaminated oral ‎liquid docusate products might be related to infections in one state. At this time, there […] US News – Outbreak News Today

June 30, 2016
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Tularemia in the Netherlands: Two people infected in 1st half of 2016

At least two people have been infected with tularemia, or hare plague in the Netherlands during the first six months of the year, according to a Wageningen UR report Monday (computer translated). The report notes that the first individual, from the province of Utrecht, most likely contracted the serious bacterial infection while skinning a hare. The second patient […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

June 30, 2016
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New Zealand: Waikato measles count now 51, a dozen others being investigated

Measles continues to spread in the Waikato. This outbreak has been going for over 13 weeks and the numbers of people with measles continues to increase. We have new confirmed cases in students who were infectious while attending both Morrinsville Intermediate and Morrinsville David Street Schools. Both schools have been notified, advising all staff and […] Australia – Outbreak News Today

June 30, 2016
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Vietnam: Japanese encephalitis cases now nine in Hanoi

The Hanoi Preventive Medicine Centre announced an additional six Japanese encephalitis (JE) cases during the past week in the city, bringing the total to nine, according to local media. Deputy Head of Hanoi’s Health Department Hoang Duc Hanh asked the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre to step up monitoring at hospitals and in communities, to diagnose infectious cases […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

June 30, 2016
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San Juan hospital reports hepatitis A outbreak among employees

An outbreak of hepatitis A has been reported at Puerto Rico’s largest public hospital and it is believed the source of the outbreak is food from an unlicensed street vendor. The San Juan based Centro Medico in Rio Piedras has seen at least 26 hepatitis A cases in hospital employees as of Wednesday. To date, no patients have […] Latin America and the Caribbean – Outbreak News Today

June 29, 2016
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Malaysia records 3rd diphtheria death, rumors of outbreak denied

Malaysia health officials have reported the third diphtheria fatality in the country this year in a child from Menggatal town, Sabah. This follows two recent deaths in children from Kedah and Malacca, according to a New Strait Times report. Health officials deny a diphtheria outbreak in the country. Diphtheria is a dangerous respiratory disease is caused by a […] Outbreak News Today

June 29, 2016
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