Babesiosis cases likely on the rise

Cases of babesiosis, transmitted by tick bites, increase over the spring months with the majority of affected people falling ill in June or July. The seasonal rise in this parasitic disease in the United States is likely well underway. Babesia microti, the species responsible for most cases, is a microscopic protozoan parasite that lives inside […] The post Babesiosis cases likely on the rise appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

April 30, 2017
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Hawaii: Mumps clusters investigated in Oahu

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has been investigating an increasing number of cases of mumps infection statewide. Since March 2017, DOH has become aware of two clusters of cases, together involving at least nine (9) individuals on Oahu, bringing the total number of confirmed cases statewide this year to fourteen (14). To date, […] The post Hawaii: Mumps clusters investigated in Oahu appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

April 30, 2017
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Hepatitis A outbreak investigated in Lanarkshire, Possibly link to the JB Christie bakery

NHS Lanarkshire’s Department of Public Health along with North Lanarkshire Council Environmental Health and other agencies are investigating nine confirmed and nine suspected cases of hepatitis A in North Lanarkshire. Patients have either been discharged or are currently in Monklands Hospital. All are well and responding to treatment. Initial investigations indicate that there could be […] The post Hepatitis A outbreak investigated in Lanarkshire, Possibly link to the JB Christie…

April 30, 2017
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Somalia reports 5,700 cases of suspected measles year-to-date, more than all of 2016

Almost 30,000 young children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in an emergency campaign in Baidoa, a town at the heart of one of Somalia’s hardest-hit areas. Many of the children have never been immunized before – they come from remote areas health workers often cannot […] The post Somalia reports 5,700 cases of suspected measles year-to-date, more than all of…

April 30, 2017
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Hepatitis C: China FDA approves Daklinza and Sunvepra, First all-oral regimen

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced Friday that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved a direct-acting antiviral regimen comprised of Daklinza ® (daclatasvir) and Sunvepra ®(asunaprevir), for the treatment of treatment-naive or -experienced patients, with or without compensated cirrhosis, infected with genotype 1b chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). This is China’s first all-oral, interferon- […] The post Hepatitis C: China FDA approves Daklinza and Sunvepra, First all-oral regimen appeared…

April 30, 2017
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Yellow fever vaccine shortage in the US: Complete depletion by mid-2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines a plan to ensure a continuous yellow fever vaccine supply in the United States following the anticipated depletion of the U.S.-licensed YF-VAX® yellow fever vaccine in mid-2017, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published April 28, 2017. In 2016, a manufacturing issue at Sanofi Pasteur limited […] The post Yellow fever vaccine shortage in the US: Complete depletion by mid-2017 appeared…

April 29, 2017
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Measles now seen in Ramsey County

Three additional measles cases have been confirmed in the Minnesota outbreak, according to state health officials. This brings the total to 32 confirmed cases–30 in Hennepin County, one in Stearns County and now one case in Ramsey County. Of the total cases, 31 are confirmed to be unvaccinated and 1 of the cases had 1 […] The post Measles now seen in Ramsey County appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

April 29, 2017
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UK: University of Surrey reports 3 meningitis cases since late March, 1 student dead

Officials with the University of Surrey in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom report at least three confirmed cases of meningitis associated with undergraduate students at the school since the end of March 2017. Sadly, one of the students died while returning from a sports trip to Italy. Passengers from the coach in which the student travelled were offered antibiotics […] The post UK: University of Surrey reports 3 meningitis cases since late March, 1…

April 29, 2017
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Tetanus: South Australia reports 1st case in years

A 22-month-old toddler is in a stable condition in hospital following the first confirmed case of tetanus in a South Australian child in 17 years. SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Paddy Phillips is urging parents to make sure their children are fully vaccinated against tetanus and other diseases. “Sadly, we have been notified of […] The post Tetanus: South Australia reports 1st case in years appeared first on Outbreak…

April 29, 2017
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