California sexually transmitted infections up 12 percent, a 20 year high

Following reports over a week ago about historic numbers of the sexually transmitted infections (STI), chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in 2015 in the United States, California health officials have reported numbers of the same reportable STI at a 20 year high. Findings from a 2015 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) report on sexually transmitted infections demonstrate The […] Outbreak News Today

October 31, 2016
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Ohio cryptosporidium outbreak: Cases continue to trickle in

Columbus Public Health tweeted Friday an update to the Cryptosporidium outbreak in Central Ohio, which shows a slight increase in the past week (29 cases) bringing the total to 966. Columbus Public Health spokesman Jose Rodriguez says fewer cases are being diagnosed on a daily basis. “At one point we were seeing 10, 20 a day,” Rodriguez […] US News – Outbreak News Today

October 31, 2016
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Malaria: France, UK and US report most imported cases; majority from West Africa

An international study, led by the University of Southampton, shows the UK and France experience the highest number of malaria cases imported from other countries. Research led by WorldPop, based at the University, examined and mapped the movement of the disease from endemic countries (those where malaria is regularly found in the population) to around […] Europe – Outbreak News Today

October 31, 2016
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Measles: Additional case confirmed in Perth

In a follow-up to a report last week, Western Australia Health is reporting a second confirmed measles case in a person who was infected during travel overseas. The person visited numerous places in the Perth suburbs – and was infectious to others from Friday 21 October to Friday 28 October 2016. The specific locations and dates/times, […] Australia – Outbreak News Today

October 31, 2016
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Ghana: Cape Coast reports cholera outbreak

The Cape Coast Health directorate is reporting new cholera cases in the metropolis linked to contaminated food, local media reports. Ten residents have been diagnosed with cholera and are they are currently hospitalized for their illness. The current situation has been described by health experts in the region as having reached an epidemic status. Health officials […] Africa – Outbreak News Today

October 31, 2016
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Philippines Zika virus case count now 19

With the announcement of two additional autochthonous, or locally acquired Zika virus cases Friday in the Philippines, the Department of Health now puts the case tally at 19 this year. Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said the two new cases are from Region IV-A or CALABARZON, a forty-something woman and a boy. The pregnancy status of the […] Asia – Outbreak News Today

October 31, 2016
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Grenada reports outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease

Grenada health officials reported this week on an outbreak of the childhood viral disease, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).  Grenada’s Ministry of Health has received reports of twelve cases linked to daycare and preschool centres across the island. Dr. George Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer said, “Several education/ information brochures relating to the disease are being distributed in […] Outbreak News Today

October 30, 2016
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Zika virus: Less than four out of 10 of Americans know it may cause severe birth defects, may be sexually-transmitted

Even though a large majority of the U.S. public is aware of the Zika virus, according to a newly-released New York University (NYU) Zika study, fewer than half know some of the hallmarks of this novel virus: that it can cause birth defects among babies born to Zika-infected pregnant women, that it may be sexually-transmitted […] US News – Outbreak News Today

October 30, 2016
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