Monkeypox outbreak reported in Mingala, Central African Republic

During the past month, fourteen monkeypox cases, including one fatality have been reported in four villages in the Sub-prefecture of Mingala in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to Reliefweb (computer translated). This is the first outbreak of monkeypox in CAR since late 2015 in the Prefecture of Mbomou. According to health officials, some patients are being […] Africa – Outbreak News Today

September 29, 2016
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Ebola: Samaritan’s Purse film, ‘Facing Darkness’, comes to U.S. cinemas for one night on March 30

The world watched helplessly as the Ebola virus consumed West Africa in the Spring of 2014; international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse stepped forward to help. Now “Facing Darkness” shares the moving story of how relief teams relied on their faith and courage to battle this deadly disease. This event comes to cinemas nationwide for […] Blogs – Outbreak News Today

September 28, 2016
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Searching for Ebola's hideout

There was a certain kind of quiet hopefulness when, in late April this year, the last Ebola patient of the West African epidemic – a two-year-old boy … Google Alert – africa outbreak

September 28, 2016
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Japan reports more than 100 measles cases in past five weeks

As of Sep. 21, Japan has recorded 130 measles cases in 2016 to date, with the additional 21 cases reported last week, according to data from the Japanese National Institute of Infectious Diseases. Japan has seen a spike in measles in the past five week, recording 111 cases since the end of August. The number of […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

September 28, 2016
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Zika on Saint Kitts and Nevis: CDC issues travel notice

Local mosquito transmission of Zika virus infection has been reported in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the two-island country in the West Indies. Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people. Because Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes, CDC recommends that travelers to Saint […] Outbreak News Today

September 27, 2016
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