H1N1 influenza deaths in Panama rise to 62

In a follow-up to the coverage of the H1N1 influenza outbreak in Panama, the Ministry of Health is advising the public to get vaccinated as more fatalities and hospitalizations are reported (computer translated). Health officials say nearly 3,500 people have required hospitalization and 250 remain hospitalized to date. In addition, the number of H1N1 influenza […] Latin America and the Caribbean – Outbreak News Today

July 31, 2016
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Dallas reports more West Nile virus, imported Zika

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed a 13 th and 14 th human case of West Nile infection in Dallas County for the 2016 season. The 13 th case is a resident of the 75149 zip code of Mesquite. The 14th case is a resident of the 75206 zip code of Dallas. […] Outbreak News Today

July 31, 2016
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Cholera response in South Sudan expands as nearly 300 cases reported

In a move to prevent a cholera outbreak from spreading, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and health partners are ramping up disease surveillance and treatment efforts. Across the country, 271 cholera cases have been reported, including 14 deaths since 12 July 2016. “Cholera is an […] Africa – Outbreak News Today

July 31, 2016
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Siberia anthrax outbreak: Russia troops called in to help

A day after Yamal, Siberia Governor Dmitry Kobylkin, declared a state of emergency because of an anthrax outbreak, the first in the region in 75 years, specialists from the Russian Chemical, Radioactive and Biological Protection Corps have been called in to get the bacterial outbreak under control and to dispose of the dead animals in a safe […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

July 31, 2016
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Vibrio vulnificus reported in Collier County: 16th case of the year in Florida

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional Vibrio vulnificus case in the state Friday with the first case reported in Collier County this year. Local media reported that the patient, Jared Jenkins of Fort Pierce, contracted the infection while working on a dock on Naples Bay. This brings the state total to 16–Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, […] Outbreak News Today

July 30, 2016
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Blue Bell faces penalties after listeria outbreak

… agreement with Blue Bell Creameries after last year's Listeria outbreak. … following a listeria outbreak that left three dead, Texas health officials said. …. updated – a one-stop site for U.S. and world news, as well as entertainment, … Google Alert – us outbreak

July 30, 2016
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Scotland E. coli outbreak linked to blue cheese

Scottish health officials are investigating 16 confirmed cases of the same strain of E. coli O157, which may be associated with eating blue cheese made from unpasteurized milk. Initial investigations indicate that a number of these cases have consumed Dunsyre Blue, manufactured by Errington Cheese, at various locations across Scotland prior to becoming unwell. The cases developed symptoms […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

July 30, 2016
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