Rabies: What You Need to Know

First, what is rabies and how do you get it? Rabies is an acute viral infection that is transmitted to humans or other mammals usually through the saliva from a bite of an infected animal. It is also rarely contracted through breaks in the skin or contact with mucous membranes. It has been suggested that […] The post Rabies: What You Need to Know appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

September 28, 2017
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More measles in Melbourne

There have been five confirmed cases of measles notified in Victoria in the last two weeks. Two initial cases acquired their illness locally, the third case was infected in Romania, and two new cases, cases four and five, were contacts of cases one and two. The source of the infection is unknown at this point. […] The post More measles in Melbourne appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Australia –…

September 28, 2017
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Uganda measles outbreak tops 550 cases since April

In a follow-up to a report on the measles outbreak in Uganda, UN health officials say the country has reported 552 and one death since the outbreak was declared April 8. The case breakdown shows 309 cases from Kampala and 243 from Wakiso, with mostly young children being affected. Three-quarters of the confirmed cases were unvaccinated. The […] The post Uganda measles outbreak tops 550 cases since April appeared first on Outbreak…

September 28, 2017
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Trichinellosis outbreak sickens 33, kills eight in central Cambodia

The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia reports on an outbreak of trichinellosis in Chak Tav village, Meanrith commune, Sandan district, Prey Lang area of Kompong Thom province, according to a health department news release (computer translated). After receiving the information of the outbreak, the health ministry immediately sent an Emergency Response Team of […] The post Trichinellosis outbreak sickens 33, kills eight in central Cambodia appeared first on…

September 28, 2017
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Developing Zika vaccine blocks mother-to-fetus transmission and protects against testicular damage in mice

For the first time, a collaborative team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has shown that a potential Zika vaccine quickly can protect fetuses against infection as well as protect males against testicular infection and injury. It also prevents a lowered sperm count after one vaccination. The findings are currently available […] The post Developing Zika vaccine blocks mother-to-fetus transmission and protects against testicular damage in…

September 27, 2017
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STDs in California are increasing at a concerning rate: CDPH

Following the newly published statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tuesday, which report more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, California’s “Top Doc” says sexually transmitted infections in her state are “increasing at a concerning rate”. […] The post STDs in California are increasing at a concerning rate: CDPH appeared first…

September 27, 2017
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