Barracuda the source of Belize ciguatera cases

In mid August, Belize health officials reported investigating at least 10 cases of ciguatera food poisoning. The investigation into these cases has linked and identified that the fish consumed was barracuda bought from a fish vendor in Ladyville, Belize District. The fish was from the Turneffe Islands area. Last week, health officials reported two additional cases in […] The post Barracuda the source of Belize ciguatera cases appeared first on Outbreak News…

August 31, 2017
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French Guiana reports fatal yellow fever case, 1st in two decades

Several days ago a ProMED-Mail report described a yellow fever case in French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America (computer translated). On Wednesday, WHO published a report on the case with some details: On 22 August 2017, the National IHR Focal Point for France notified a confirmed fatal case of yellow fever in a […] The post French Guiana reports fatal yellow fever case, 1st in two decades appeared…

August 31, 2017
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Pneumococcal meningitis may be the cause of death of University of North Carolina Wilmington professor

A film professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) who died Monday may have died due to pneumococcal meningitis, according to a school news release Tuesday. Dr. Hannah Frank joined the faculty in 2016. UNCW officials say “Hannah’s death was sudden, and her family has shared that it may have been caused by pneumococcal […] The post Pneumococcal meningitis may be the cause of death of University of North…

August 31, 2017
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Philippines bird flu: New cases reported in Nueva Ecija

Philippines Agriculture Secretary, Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol said today on his Facebook page that two new cases of avian influenza have been confirmed by the Bureau of Animal Industry in Jaen and San Isidro towns of Nueva Ecija. The confirmation was made after.series of laboratory tests on specimens gathered from quails and layer chickens were conducted by […] The post Philippines bird flu: New cases reported in Nueva Ecija appeared first on…

August 31, 2017
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Parasites 101: Pinworms

Pinworm is the most common worm infection in North America, in fact, it is estimated that there are 40 million infections at any one time in the U.S. and … Google Alert – america outbreak

August 30, 2017
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New antibacterial drug, Vabomere, approved for treatment of complicated UTIs in adults

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved Vabomere for adults with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including a type of kidney infection, pyelonephritis, caused by specific bacteria. Vabomere is a drug containing meropenem, an antibacterial, and vaborbactam, which inhibits certain types of resistance mechanisms used by bacteria. “The FDA is committed to making new safe […] The post New antibacterial drug, Vabomere, approved for treatment of complicated UTIs in adults…

August 30, 2017
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