Singapore reports 36 additional Zika cases, Vector control and community outreach efforts continue

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) reported today on 31 additional new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection. Of the 31, three cases are not linked to any existing cluster. They live in Tagore Avenue, Yishun Street 81 and Harvey Crescent. One of the cases confirmed today is pregnant; she is linked to the Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

September 2, 2016
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Hepatitis A outbreak affects 70 people in seven states, Linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt

Multiple federal health agencies including the FDA, CDC and state and local officials are investigating hepatitis A virus (HAV) infections linked to frozen strawberries in smoothies served in Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurant locations. The investigation began in early August when the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) identified an outbreak of hepatitis A cases potentially linked to smoothies […] Outbreak News Today

September 1, 2016
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The virus behind the outbreak

Active Zika outbreaks have been reported in at least 58 countries or territories, most of them in the Americas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease … Google Alert – us outbreak

September 1, 2016
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Uganda’s progress toward river blindness elimination

Uganda has successfully freed 821,230 people, the largest number to be freed from river blindness globally based on the latest WHO guidelines. This has expedited the process of achieving its goal of eliminating river blindness (onchocerciasis) nationwide by 2020. At its peak, the vector-transmitted parasitic worm caused eye and skin disease in 37 districts in […] Africa – Outbreak News Today

September 1, 2016
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