Norovirus strikes World Athletics Championships in London

Health officials with Public Health England (PHE) reported a norovirus outbreak linked to the World Athletics Championships in London Tuesday. According to Dr Deborah Turbitt, PHE London deputy director for health protection, “Approximately 30 people have reported illness and 2 of these cases have been confirmed as norovirus by laboratory testing. “PHE has been working closely with the London 2017 organisers and […] The post Norovirus strikes World Athletics Championships in London appeared first on Outbreak News…

August 20, 2017
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Norovirus update: 40 confirmed and suspected cases at World Athletics Championships

In a follow-up to the norovirus outbreak at the World Athletics Championships in London, Public Health England (PHE) London deputy director for health protection, Dr Deborah Turbitt gave the following update today: PHE has been notified of a confirmed outbreak of norovirus among people associated with the World Athletics Championships. We have so far been made aware of approximately 40 […] The post Norovirus update: 40 confirmed and suspected cases at World Athletics Championships appeared…

August 19, 2017
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Spain: Anisakis risk is high in Bay of Biscay fish

One of every three fish consumed in Spain is infected with anisakis, according to a Levante report (computer translated). The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) notes if the fish comes from the Bay of Biscay, the risk rises to 50 percent, while the species that arrive from the Mediterranean barely reach 6 percent. Spain leads […] The post Spain: Anisakis risk is high in Bay of Biscay fish appeared first…

August 17, 2017
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UK reports 78 Cyclospora cases so far in 2017

Cyclosporiasis is a treatable intestinal disease caused by the protozoan Cyclospora. It is transmitted through contaminated food, water or beverages and has an average incubation period of 7 days after ingestion of sporulated oocysts. Since the oocysts take approximately 10 days to mature before they are infective, direct person-to-person transmission is unlikely. Patients present with diarrhea, […] The post UK reports 78 Cyclospora cases so far in 2017 appeared first on…

August 16, 2017
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Europe: Stocks open higher

[PARIS] European stocks moved higher at the start of trading on Monday with investors relieved about a lack of escalation in tensions between the … Google Alert – europe outbreak

August 14, 2017
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Romania: Husband and wife contract anthrax after contact with animal

A husband and wife from Craiova in Dolj County have contracted anthrax from contact with “animals in the household”, according to a local media report (computer translated). According to the report, they went to Emergency County Hospital Craiova last week presenting with “several hand injuries”. Doctors suspected anthrax. “They were tested, and laboratory results confirmed that the […] The post Romania: Husband and wife contract anthrax after contact with animal appeared first…

August 12, 2017
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