Haiti reports 1900 cholera cases in January

Haiti has reported 1,897 cholera cases through January, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). 28 deaths were reported during this period. Since the cholera outbreak began in October 2010, months after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, 797,691 cholera cases have been reported in Haiti, including 9,439 deaths. During the last week of January, the […] The post Haiti reports 1900 cholera cases in January appeared first on Outbreak News…

February 28, 2017
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Philippines commits to ending Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2030

The Department of Health (DOH) spearheads the 5th Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Forum in Cebu City with the theme: “Evidence Based Technologies to Accelerate the Gains of NTD Elimination, A New Hope”. The forum affirms that through the newly established Philippine Health Agenda, shared vision, process of national and local interface and public-private partnership, addressing […] The post Philippines commits to ending Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2030 appeared first on…

February 28, 2017
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Brazil: Confirmed yellow fever death toll tops 100

Since the yellow fever outbreak started in Dec. 2016, a total of 1336 cases of yellow fever infection (292 confirmed, 920 suspected, and 124 discarded), including 215 deaths (101 confirmed, 109 suspected, 5 discarded), have been detected in six states (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo, and Tocantins). The estimated case […] The post Brazil: Confirmed yellow fever death toll tops 100 appeared first on Outbreak…

February 27, 2017
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Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss

A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time significantly increases the risk of permanent hearing loss in these patients. Cystic fibrosis, or CF, is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs […] The post Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss…

February 27, 2017
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Fiji reports scores of dengue fever cases in 2017 to date

The Fiji Ministry of Health has recorded 143 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year, according to a Fiji Times report. Health officials note that Western Division has reported the most at 88, followed by Northern Division (30) and the Central/Eastern Division (25). Health officials are urging the public to take immediate actions to destroy […] The post Fiji reports scores of dengue fever cases in 2017 to date appeared…

February 27, 2017
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