Botulism: Nacho cheese sauce confirmed as source of 10 cases in Sacramento County

In a follow-up on the botulism outbreak in Sacramento County, California, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tested and confirmed that nacho cheese sauce that was sold at the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove, Sacramento County has tested positive for the toxin that causes botulism. The toxin found in the […] The post Botulism: Nacho cheese sauce confirmed as source of 10 cases in Sacramento…

May 23, 2017
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Hawaii mumps tally tops 50

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today confirmed four (4) additional cases of Oahu residents with mumps bringing the total number of cases in 2017 to 51. The recently confirmed cases include children and adults. Two of the cases are linked to other cases on Oahu. None of the cases required hospitalization. The department […] The post Hawaii mumps tally tops 50 appeared first on Outbreak News Today. US…

May 23, 2017
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Italy makes childhood vaccines compulsory

In a follow-up on a previous report on Italy Health Ministry’s proposal to make childhood vaccines compulsory for the country’s schools, The Council of Ministers approved the law making what was once recommended now mandatory, according to the Ministero della Salute Friday (computer translated). Vaccinations covering 12 common diseases will be required to register children for state childcare […] The post Italy makes childhood vaccines compulsory appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Europe…

May 23, 2017
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Vietnam: Hanoi dengue tally passes 700, 1st fatality reported

In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, the Hanoi Department of Health has reported more than 700 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year, double the number of cases during the same period in 2016. Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Hai Ba Trung and Thanh Xuan  are the districts […] The post Vietnam: Hanoi dengue tally passes 700, 1st fatality reported appeared first on…

May 23, 2017
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Measles warning in Prince George’s County and Washington DC

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with the Health Departments in Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia, is, out of an abundance of caution, informing people who were in certain locations including areas of Prince George’s Hospital Center (at specific times during May 9-13) and Children’s National Medical Center […] The post Measles warning in Prince George’s County and Washington DC appeared first on…

May 22, 2017
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Anthrax: Switzerland reports second cow positive in Jura

In a follow-up on the animal anthrax case in Jura, Switzerland, the surveillance system set up by the Consumer and Veterinary Affairs Department in Jura detected a second bovine case, according to a Swiss media report (computer translated). The infected cow was detected on May 12 from the Jura farm after presenting symptoms of the lethal […] The post Anthrax: Switzerland reports second cow positive in Jura appeared first on Outbreak…

May 22, 2017
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Peru dengue epidemic update: Piura reporting 300 cases daily, Army trained to assist

After a period of heavy flooding, which helped spread viral infection, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a dengue epidemic in the city of Piura, where 19 people have died according to a euronews report (computer translated). According to official figures, 3,150 cases have been confirmed in Peru in the latest outbreak, with another […] The post Peru dengue epidemic update: Piura reporting 300 cases daily, Army trained to…

May 21, 2017
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