Pink eye becomes epidemic in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic Ministry of Health said Friday that conjunctivitis is affecting all regions of the country and a high number of cases have been reported in recent weeks, prompting health officials to call it an epidemic, according to a barrigaverde.net report (computer translated). Drs. Héctor Quezada, Deputy Minister of Epidemiology; José Manuel Puello, director general […] The post Pink eye becomes epidemic in the Dominican Republic appeared first on Outbreak…

May 31, 2017
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Italy reports downward trend in measles

The Italian Ministero della Salute has reported 324 measles cases since May 14, bringing the country total for 2017 to 2,719, as of May 28. Health officials say data from recent weeks seem to show a downward trend in measles. 89 percent of the cases were unvaccinated, while an additional 6 percent only received a single […] The post Italy reports downward trend in measles appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

May 31, 2017
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North Carolina reports increase in hepatitis B & C

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has reported an increase in hepatitis infections and are advising residents to get tested and observe safe injection practices. Preliminary data shows that between 2014 and 2016, new cases of hepatitis B increased by 56 percent and new cases of hepatitis C increased by 69 percent. […] The post North Carolina reports increase in hepatitis B & C appeared first on…

May 31, 2017
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Niger hepatitis E update: At least 30 deaths in the southeast

In a follow-up on the hepatitis E outbreak in southeastern Niger, officials with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports (computer translated) the case count has risen to 664 suspected and confirmed cases in the Diffa region. To date, at least 30 fatalities have been reported this year. Women are the […] The post Niger hepatitis E update: At least 30 deaths in the southeast appeared…

May 31, 2017
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Russia: Brucella outbreak, affecting humans and animals, reported in Voronezh region

An outbreak of brucellosis has affected two villages in the Novokhopersky district, Voronezh Oblast in western Russia has affected 84 sheep and goats from farms totaling more than 500 animals, according to a vestivrn.ru report (computer translated). In addition, at least one farmworker has been infected. The farms have been quarantined. Inspectors of the Rosselkhoznadzor caution […] The post Russia: Brucella outbreak, affecting humans and animals, reported in Voronezh region appeared…

May 31, 2017
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Guinea worm disease: 21 suspected cases in South Sudan

There were 3.5 million Guinea worm disease cases in 21 countries in Africa and Asia in 1986. According to the Carter Center, 25 human cases of Guinea worm disease in three countries were reported in 2016. The first three months of 2017 , only three cases have been reported, all from Chad. However, according to a World […] The post Guinea worm disease: 21 suspected cases in South Sudan appeared first on…

May 30, 2017
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Legionnaires’ disease cases up to 60 in Europe: Linked to Dubai travel

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease among European travelers returning from Dubai. As the source has not yet been identified, there could still be a risk for exposure to Legionella for persons visiting or living in Dubai. Between 1 October 2016 and 23 May 2017, […] The post Legionnaires’ disease cases up to 60 in Europe: Linked to Dubai travel…

May 30, 2017
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