Hong Kong investigates 5th Japanese encephalitis local transmission

Hong Kong health officials are investigating a local case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and urge the public to avoid going to rural areas from dusk till dawn when the vector, which breeds in large water bodies such as rice paddies, is most active. According to the attending physician and the patient’s family, the male patient, aged 59 […] The post Hong Kong investigates 5th Japanese encephalitis local transmission appeared first on Outbreak…

October 19, 2017
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Indonesia reports H5N1 avian influenza death

The World Health Organization (WHO) received one new laboratory-confirmed human case of influenza A(H5N1) virus infection reported from Indonesia. The patient was a child who had illness onset on 1 September 2017. He was hospitalized on 5 September and on 10 September, a sample collected from the patient tested positive for A(H5N1) virus. The patient passed […] The post Indonesia reports H5N1 avian influenza death appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

October 17, 2017
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Malaysia: Selangor reports 40K cases of dengue, Poor waste management blamed

Once again (2015, 2016) Selangor state is reporting the most dengue fever accounting for some 50 percent of the national total. Through October 15, Malaysia has seen about 73,000 cases to date and 40,000 cases are from Selangor state. This includes 159 dengue related fatalities across the country, 59 in Selangor. Deputy Health Minister Dr […] The post Malaysia: Selangor reports 40K cases of dengue, Poor waste management blamed appeared…

October 16, 2017
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New Zealand and South Korea eliminate measles

On the third day of the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, it was announced that two countries in the Region—New Zealand and the Republic of Korea—have just become the first to be confirmed as having eliminated the diseases, measles and rubella. When countries have strong immunization programs—that […] The post New Zealand and South Korea eliminate measles appeared first on Outbreak News…

October 15, 2017
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Vietnam reports downward trend in dengue cases

In a follow-up on the dengue outbreak in Vietnam, data released by the General Department of Preventative Medicine of the Ministry of Health is showing a downward trend after a large spike earlier this year. As of Oct. 5, there were 143,254 cases of dengue reported in Viet Nam including 30 deaths. Week to week (38 […] The post Vietnam reports downward trend in dengue cases appeared first on Outbreak News…

October 15, 2017
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Trichinellosis outbreak sickens 33, kills eight in central Cambodia

The Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia reports on an outbreak of trichinellosis in Chak Tav village, Meanrith commune, Sandan district, Prey Lang area of Kompong Thom province, according to a health department news release (computer translated). After receiving the information of the outbreak, the health ministry immediately sent an Emergency Response Team of […] The post Trichinellosis outbreak sickens 33, kills eight in central Cambodia appeared first on…

September 28, 2017
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Shigella cluster in Taiwan, linked to Bali travel

Taiwan health officials are reporting a cluster of shigellosis, or bacillary dysentery cases in travelers to Bali. According to the CDC: In early September 2017, an over-30-year-old male who resides in northern Taiwan traveled to Bali, Indonesia with 18 tour group members. On the following day the case returned, he sought medical attention after developing […] The post Shigella cluster in Taiwan, linked to Bali travel appeared first on Outbreak…

September 27, 2017
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Taiwan: Woman dies from dengue contracted in Vietnam

Taiwan health officials reported the death of a 30-year-old woman who contracted dengue fever during a recent trip to Vietnam. The woman from northern Taiwan travel to Vietnam, which is experiencing a a significant increase in dengue this year, in late August. In early September, she subsequently developed fever, fatigue, headache, muscle ache, joint paint and […] The post Taiwan: Woman dies from dengue contracted in Vietnam appeared first on Outbreak…

September 25, 2017
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