MERS in Austria: WHO report

On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of MERS-CoV in Austria. (The first MERS-CoV case in Austria was notified on 30 September 2014). The patient is a 67 year old male visitor […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

September 27, 2016
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Sudan: ‘Acute watery diarrhea’ outbreak sickens 3,000, kills 57 in eastern states

The number of people in eastern Sudan affected by an “acute watery diarrhea” is multiplying over the past week as Sudanese health officials put the outbreak at 3,084 and the death toll has risen to 57, according to a Sudanese media report. Those affected are primarily in the states of Blue Nile, Sennar, and Kassala, and in the […] Africa – Outbreak News Today

September 27, 2016
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Thailand investigates suspect Zika microcephaly cases

Just two weeks after Thailand officials disclosed seeing some 200 Zika virus infections in 2016 to date, Thailand’s Department of Disease Control reports investigating four suspect cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and one 36-week unborn child, all with smaller than usual heads. Dr Amnuay Gajeena, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said a team of obstetricians, […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

September 27, 2016
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A Look at Human Botfly Infestation

This rare and quite disgusting condition is known as myiasis, an infection or infestation of the body of animals, and more rarely humans with the larva of botflies and related species. In other words: maggots in your body. Primarily a veterinary issue with livestock, human infestations is rare in the United States. It is more […] Blogs – Outbreak News Today

September 26, 2016
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Measles outbreak in Carmarthenshire, Wales

Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board are reminding parents and young adults of the importance of MMR vaccine following an outbreak of measles in Carmarthenshire. There have been nine cases of confirmed measles infection in the Carmarthenshire area in the last month, six of whom are directly linked to an individual who […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

September 26, 2016
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Batangas City reports 68 dengue fever cases in August

The Batangas City Health Office (CHO) reported 68 dengue fever cases in the month of August, according to Jasmine Dimasacat, dengue program coordinator of CHO (computer translated). The CHO has conducted an information education campaign (IEC) in different barangays (villages) in the city to inform the public about the mosquito borne virus. In addition, a larval survey of […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

September 26, 2016
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Amjevita receives FDA approval for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis and Crohn’s disease

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases. Amjevita is approved for the following indications in adult patients: moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; active psoriatic arthritis; active ankylosing spondylitis (an arthritis that affects the spine); moderately to severely active Crohn’s […] Outbreak News Today

September 25, 2016
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