Hepatitis E outbreak update in Diffa, Niger

In an update on the hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa, Niger, the international, independent, medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports the outbreak declared two months ago in southeastern Niger is particularly affecting pregnant women with 34 dying of severe complications related to the disease. The overall case tally has risen to 876 cases of hepatitis E […] The post Hepatitis E outbreak update in Diffa, Niger appeared first on Outbreak News…

June 21, 2017
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South Sudan: 15 children die linked to measles vaccination campaign

There is an investigation into 47 cases of adverse events, including 15 deaths linked to a four-day integrated measles vaccination campaign in Nachodokopele Village, Kapoeta State, South Sudan. In addition to the recorded deaths, 32 individuals suffered similar symptoms of fever, vomiting and diarrhea, and 35 individuals had abscesses at the site of injection. A causality […] The post South Sudan: 15 children die linked to measles vaccination campaign appeared first…

June 16, 2017
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Polio: Syria update, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Syria In an update on the polio ( circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2–cVDPV2) outbreak in Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports  there is evidence of genetic linkage among three isolates of type-2 vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV2) isolated in the stool specimens of two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases with dates of onset of paralysis on 5 […] The post Polio: Syria update, Democratic Republic of the Congo appeared first on Outbreak…

June 15, 2017
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