Conjunctivitis outbreaks reported in five countries in the Americas

In a follow-up on a report of a “pink eye” outbreak in the Dominican Republic, conjunctivitis outbreaks have been documented in five countries and territories of the Americas. According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in addition to the Dominican Republic, outbreaks are reported in the Bahamas, Brazil, Guadeloupe, and Martinique. The Dominican Republic […] The post Conjunctivitis outbreaks reported in five countries in the Americas appeared first on…

June 22, 2017
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Turks and Caicos report increase in ‘pink eye’

The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services wishes to advise the public of an increase number of cases of conjunctivitis in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Conjunctivitis, also called “pink eye”, is defined as an inflammation of the conjunctiva and can be caused by virus, bacteria or allergy. It can affect children and […] The post Turks and Caicos report increase in ‘pink eye’ appeared first on Outbreak…

June 19, 2017
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Hepatitis A: Outbreaks affecting gay men in Europe and the Americas, vaccine availability issues

In a follow-up on previous reports on hepatitis A outbreaks in Europe and in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) released some updated data and information on the situations in these two regions. Between June 2016 and mid-May 2017, an unusual increase in cases of hepatitis A affecting mainly men who have sex with […] The post Hepatitis A: Outbreaks affecting gay men in Europe and the Americas, vaccine…

June 10, 2017
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