Vietnam: Hanoi dengue tally passes 700, 1st fatality reported

In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, the Hanoi Department of Health has reported more than 700 dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year, double the number of cases during the same period in 2016. Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Hai Ba Trung and Thanh Xuan  are the districts […] The post Vietnam: Hanoi dengue tally passes 700, 1st fatality reported appeared first on…

May 23, 2017
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Kaohsiung City woman is Taiwan’s 1st locally acquired dengue case

Taiwan health officials reported the first locally acquired dengue fever case of 2017, according to a recent news release (computer translated). This has prompted health officials to advise the public to strengthen their anti-mosquito efforts. The patient is a 27-year-old woman from Kaohsiung City who presented with headache, fever, muscle soreness, joint pain, eye socket pain, loss […] The post Kaohsiung City woman is Taiwan’s 1st locally acquired dengue case appeared first…

May 21, 2017
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Philippines: Bacolod City reports doubling of dengue

While the dengue fever burden has decreased nationwide in the Philippines during the first few months of 2017, the capital city of  Negros Occidental province, Bacolod City has seen a doubling in cases through the first five months, according to a Sun Star report Thursday. Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environmental Sanitation Division, […] The post Philippines: Bacolod City reports doubling of dengue appeared first on Outbreak News…

May 20, 2017
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Scarlet fever in Hong Kong: Cases rise significantly in recent years

Before 2011, the annual number of scarlet fever cases reported in Hong Kong was typically below 250, according to the Department of Health. However, since the outbreak in the first half of 2011, Hong Kong has reported no less than 1100 cases through 2016. And 2017 is off to high numbers in the first months. […] The post Scarlet fever in Hong Kong: Cases rise significantly in recent years appeared…

May 19, 2017
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China bird flu: 1st H7N9 avian flu case reported in Shanxi Province

According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Shanxi Province, a 66-year-old woman from Datong, Shanxi Province has contracted avian influenza A(H7N9), becoming the first such human case in the province. The patient is currently in serious but stable condition. Experts from the Chinese CDC and the provincial CDC were sent to Datong to help […] The post China bird flu: 1st H7N9 avian flu case reported in Shanxi Province…

May 18, 2017
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Measles outbreak in Tajikistan: Sharp increase in new cases is expected to continue

The measles outbreak that began in mid-April in Rudaki district, Tajikistan, has grown to 345 cases through May 1, according to the International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The outbreak has now spread to the capital city of Dushanbe and the surrounding districts as well as Khatlon oblast and the trend of sharp increase in new […] The post Measles outbreak in Tajikistan: Sharp increase in new cases is expected to…

May 17, 2017
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Afghanistan kicks off massive polio vaccination campaign

The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, together with WHO and UNICEF, launched today the second spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) for polio eradication in 2017. Over 9.5 million children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio and more than 5.7 million children aged 2 to 5 will be given […] The post Afghanistan kicks off massive polio vaccination campaign appeared first on Outbreak News…

May 16, 2017
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Japan, sushi and the rise of Anisakis

Japan health officials are reporting a rise in foodborne parasitic infections from raw fish dishes, such as sushi and sashimi in recent years, so much that for three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015, anisakiasis was the third most frequent cause of food poisoning, following that by norovirus and Campylobacter. According to the National Institute of Infectious […] The post Japan, sushi and the rise of Anisakis appeared first on Outbreak News…

May 13, 2017
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Dengue in Hanoi up 45 percent, Environmental sanitation campaign to launch

Health officials in Hanoi, Vietnam are ramping up preventive measures to protect against mosquito borne diseases like dengue fever as numbers have increased in the city, according to Vietnam News report Friday. As of April 2017, Hanoi has recorded 563 dengue fever cases in 173 communes, wards and towns of 26 districts, an increase of […] The post Dengue in Hanoi up 45 percent, Environmental sanitation campaign to launch appeared…

May 7, 2017
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