Eliminating rabies in Haiti: Brazil donates 15,000 doses of rabies vaccine

The government of Brazil has donated 15,000 doses of human rabies vaccine to Haiti, with the support of the Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The rabies vaccines are intended to protect humans after they have been exposed to rabies. The vaccines arrived this week in the Haitian […] The post Eliminating rabies in Haiti: Brazil donates 15,000 doses of rabies vaccine appeared…

June 30, 2017
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Polio: Additional cases reported in Syria

In a follow-up on the polio outbreak in Syria, five new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week, bringing the total of cVDPV2 cases to 22, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). All cases had onset of paralysis between 3 March and 25 May.  Twenty-one of […] The post Polio: Additional cases reported in Syria appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

June 30, 2017
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Hantavirus reported in Skagit County, Washington

Skagit County health officials reported a hantavirus case in a resident late last week, making it the fourth case in Washington state this year. Though the patient has fully recovered, Public Health officials warn that the disease can be deadly. Infection can cause respiratory distress, called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. Hantavirus is carried by deer mice […] The post Hantavirus reported in Skagit County, Washington appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

June 30, 2017
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Romania and Italy measles update, EU court ruling on vaccines

First in some troubling news out of Europe, The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled last Wednesday that vaccines can be blamed for causing illnesses even if there is no scientific proof . Jurist.org reports: The decision comes out of a case that was appealed from France’s Court of Cassation  regarding a man who […] The post Romania and Italy measles update, EU court ruling on vaccines appeared first…

June 30, 2017
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New Zealand: Southern district to offer free chickenpox vaccine

Starting Saturday, health officials with the Southern District Health Board in New Zealand will be offering chickenpox, or varicella vaccine to children aged 15 months and 11 years free of charge. This comes as the health board is dealing with chickenpox outbreaks at several schools in Otago and Southland. According to Naomi Gough, Medical Officer for Public Health […] The post New Zealand: Southern district to offer free chickenpox vaccine appeared first on…

June 30, 2017
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Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak tops 500 cases, still active in 9 states

The number of Lassa fever cases in the current outbreak in Nigeria has grown to 501 suspected cases including 104 deaths through June 9. The World Health Organization reports the outbreak in Nigeria shows a declining trend of outbreaks. The outbreak that started in Dec. 2016 has affected 17 states, with nine states still active in […] The post Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak tops 500 cases, still active in 9 states…

June 30, 2017
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India: H1N1 influenza in Maharashtra, Malaria in Andhra Pradesh

In Maharashtra State in west-central India is reporting an outbreak of H1N1 influenza, resulting in 260 deaths, according to local media. Despite recommendations earlier this year, state authorities have yet to procure the vaccine. In Andhra Pradesh state in India’s southeastern coast has reported 6,000 malaria cases. Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts have registered a large number of cases in the State.  As […] The post India: H1N1 influenza in Maharashtra, Malaria in Andhra Pradesh appeared first on…

June 29, 2017
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Rat lungworm found in 5 Florida counties

University of Florida researchers have found rat lungworm, a parasitic nematode that can cause meningitis in humans and animals, in five Florida counties. Rats and snails in Alachua, Leon, St. Johns, Orange and Hillsborough counties tested positive for the parasite, according to a study in PLoS ONE by researchers in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and […] The post Rat lungworm found in 5 Florida counties appeared first on Outbreak News…

June 29, 2017
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