Belize is the latest Central American country battling a ‘pink eye’ outbreak

The summer of 2017 appears to be “pink eye”, or conjunctivitis season in the Americas with a number of countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean reporting increases of the eye infection. Now joining the Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Suriname, and the […] The post Belize is the latest Central American country battling a ‘pink eye’ outbreak…

October 18, 2017
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US Virgin Islands: Leptospirosis case confirmed on St. Thomas

The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health is reporting a confirmed case of leptospirosis in the territory on St. Thomas, according to Health Commissioner Dr. Michelle S. Davis Friday. Dr. Davis said D.O.H.’s team of epidemiologists would investigate where the victim lives to determine how the disease was contracted. Like the cases reported in Puerto Rico, this […] The post US Virgin Islands: Leptospirosis case confirmed on St. Thomas appeared first on…

October 17, 2017
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Leptospirosis cases reported in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria

During a news conference Wednesday, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló said there are two confirmed cases of leptospirosis in Canovanas, in the northeast of the island, 20 days after Hurricane Maria, according to a Yahoo Noticias report (computer translated). Rosselló noted a total of 10 people have come down with suspected cases of leptospirosis. To […] The post Leptospirosis cases reported in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria appeared first on Outbreak…

October 15, 2017
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Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated in the Americas

The Region of the Americas has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), a disease that used to be responsible for the deaths of more than 10,000 newborns every year in the Americas. The elimination of the disease was declared this year in Haiti, which made it possible to reach the regional goal. MNT is the […] The post Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated in the Americas appeared first on Outbreak…

September 25, 2017
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