Japanese encephalitis confirmed in Pingtung County

Taiwanese health officials this year’s first case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed in Pingtung County. The case is a 53-year-old female housewife. According to the epidemiological investigation, the case had not recently traveled overseas, had not been vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis, and spent most of her time at home. Within approximately 2 km distance of the case’s […] The post Japanese encephalitis confirmed in Pingtung County appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

June 21, 2017
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Philippines dengue: Cases down in 2017, ‘Search and Seek’ strategies intensify

The Philippines, a constituent of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), joins fellow country members in urging the public to strengthen forces in our continuous pursuit to defeat dengue as we commemorate the ASEAN Dengue Day for its 7th year. This is observed every 15th of June per declaration of ASEAN Health Ministers […] The post Philippines dengue: Cases down in 2017, ‘Search and Seek’ strategies intensify appeared…

June 20, 2017
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China reports additional H7N9 avian flu, Health officials meet in Hong Kong

The China National Health and Family Planning Commission reported an additional five human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), including one death during the week of Jun. 9 through 15. The four male patients and one female, who came from Beijing, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan and Zhejiang and were aged from 41 to 68, had onset from April 25 to […] The post China reports additional H7N9 avian flu, Health officials meet in Hong Kong…

June 19, 2017
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Taiwan: 8-ft tapeworm removed from young girl

A 8-year-old Taiwanese girl went to see a doctor after complaining of something moving and itching in her anus and what they found was a 260 cm (about 8 feet and a half) long tapeworm, according to an Apple Daily report (computer translated). The child likely contracted the lengthy parasite from eating raw or undercooked fish, […] The post Taiwan: 8-ft tapeworm removed from young girl appeared first on Outbreak News…

June 15, 2017
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Taiwan reports 1st Japanese encephalitis case of the year in Tainan City

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced Thursday this year’s first case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed in Tainan City. The case is a 45-year-old foreign female who lives in Taiwan due to work. According to the CDC,  in the evening of May 30, she was rushed to the hospital and hospitalized for treatment after she […] The post Taiwan reports 1st Japanese encephalitis case of the year in Tainan City…

June 14, 2017
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Rabies: Ho Chi Minh City reports first human fatality since 2010

Health officials with the municipal Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City are reporting the first human rabies death in seven years, according to a local media report. The report states: Department officials said a 52 year-old woman from the Go Vap district died after failing to get shots for more than one month after […] The post Rabies: Ho Chi Minh City reports first human fatality since 2010 appeared…

June 13, 2017
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Singapore: Local Zika cluster confirmed at Parry Avenue

Officials with Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) confirmed Friday two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection at Parry Avenue. Both cases are residents in the vicinity. The NEA began vector control operations at the cluster area. The community is urged to maintain vigilance and continue to eliminate mosquito breeding habitats, as there could still be asymptomatic or mild, […] The post Singapore: Local Zika cluster confirmed at Parry Avenue appeared first on Outbreak…

June 12, 2017
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Dengue update: Philippines report decrease in cases, At epidemic levels in Laos

Through May 6, the Philippines has reported a significant decrease in dengue fever cases, according to newly published data from the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region. A total of 33,760 dengue cases were reported nationwide since the beginning of the year. This number is 32% lower (49,565 cases) compared to the same time period […] The post Dengue update: Philippines report decrease in cases, At epidemic levels in Laos…

June 10, 2017
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