Yellow fever vaccine, YF-VAX, out-of-stock: FDA to allow use of Stamaril

In a follow-up to a CDC report  from April, stocks of the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in the United States have been depleted, prompting the Food and Drug Administration to allow the use of an unlicensed yellow fever vaccine. Last Monday, Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of YF-VAX said their stock of the vaccine is totally depleted and will be unavailable […] The post Yellow fever vaccine, YF-VAX, out-of-stock: FDA to allow use of Stamaril appeared…

July 31, 2017
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Minnesota to start tracking canine influenza cases again

At the request of veterinarians and the public, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health placed canine influenza back on its official list of reportable diseases; it was previously removed in 2016. Reportable diseases are those with the potential to negatively impact Minnesota’s domestic species. These diseases pose a significant risk to the animal, and in […] The post Minnesota to start tracking canine influenza cases again appeared first on Outbreak…

July 31, 2017
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Somalia: Cholera cases rise by 1000

The Ministry of Health of Somalia has reported 1068 acute watery diarrhea (AWD)/cholera cases and 3 deaths for week 28 (10 – 16 July 2017) with a case-fatality rate of 0.3%. Of these, the highest number of cases (286/27%) was reported in Middle Shebelle region, followed by Mudug, Sool and Banadir. The cumulative number of […] The post Somalia: Cholera cases rise by 1000 appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

July 31, 2017
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Kirk Cameron DOES NOT have leprosy

Two articles have been published in recent days on the website, America’s Last Line of Defense, which made claims that Christian actor and filmmaker, Kirk Cameron had leprosy, prompting questions to the validity. The first article states that Cameron has a mutated form of leprosy ( leprosis metapupalis carnivore) that is so rare, less than one in 600 […] The post Kirk Cameron DOES NOT have leprosy appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

July 30, 2017
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Texas: Lubbock reports increase in ‘Crypto’

The City of Lubbock Health Department has seen an increase in reports of recreational water illnesses (RWIs) including Cryptosporidium (Crypto). RWIs are caused by germs spread by swallowing or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, water play areas, and natural bodies of water such as lakes. RWIs account for a wide variety of […] The post Texas: Lubbock reports increase in ‘Crypto’ appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

July 30, 2017
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