Italy makes childhood vaccines compulsory

In a follow-up on a previous report on Italy Health Ministry’s proposal to make childhood vaccines compulsory for the country’s schools, The Council of Ministers approved the law making what was once recommended now mandatory, according to the Ministero della Salute Friday (computer translated). Vaccinations covering 12 common diseases will be required to register children for state childcare […] The post Italy makes childhood vaccines compulsory appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Europe…

May 23, 2017
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Anthrax: Switzerland reports second cow positive in Jura

In a follow-up on the animal anthrax case in Jura, Switzerland, the surveillance system set up by the Consumer and Veterinary Affairs Department in Jura detected a second bovine case, according to a Swiss media report (computer translated). The infected cow was detected on May 12 from the Jura farm after presenting symptoms of the lethal […] The post Anthrax: Switzerland reports second cow positive in Jura appeared first on Outbreak…

May 22, 2017
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Lanarkshire hepatitis A outbreak grows to 61 cases

The number of hepatitis A cases has grown by nearly 20 cases in Lanarkshire, Scotland in the past two weeks, according to health officials Friday, prompting NHS Lanarkshire’s Department of Public Health to remind the public to look out for the symptoms and signs of hepatitis A infection. The total cases confirmed as of May 19 is 61. […] The post Lanarkshire hepatitis A outbreak grows to 61 cases appeared first on Outbreak…

May 21, 2017
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Netherlands: Bilthoven Biologicals employee infected with polio after accident

The Dutch vaccine manufacturer, Bilthoven Biologicals, announced that in early April (computer translated), two employees were accidentally exposed to the poliovirus after a spill at the vaccine production plant. According to The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu)  or RIVM (computer translated),  one of the employees were actually infected with […] The post Netherlands: Bilthoven Biologicals employee infected with polio after accident appeared first on…

May 20, 2017
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Italy reports increase in imported dengue in 2017

The number of imported dengue fever cases reported in Italy has increased during the first months of 2017, according to the Ministero della Salute Monday. From the beginning of the year through Apr. 3, 25 imported dengue cases have been reported in returning Italian travelers. This number is about half the cases reported in all of […] The post Italy reports increase in imported dengue in 2017 appeared first on Outbreak…

May 19, 2017
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WorldPride Madrid 2017: European officials say STI risk is moderate to high

The European Centres for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published a rapid risk assessment to assess the risk of outbreaks and transmission of communicable diseases during the WorldPride festival period taking place in Madrid in June 2017. For respiratory and vector-borne diseases, the risk is considered low, for food and waterborne diseases the risk is low […] The post WorldPride Madrid 2017: European officials say STI risk is moderate to high…

May 18, 2017
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Scombroid fish poisoning affects dozens in Spain, Tuna recalled

At least 35 people across Spain have been affected by a form of food poisoning known as Scombroid fish poisoning, prompting an advisory from the Agency for Consumption, Food Safety and Nutrition (Aecosan) not to consume and recall lots of tuna from Almeria purchased between April 25 and May 5, according to a El Mundo report (computer translated). […] The post Scombroid fish poisoning affects dozens in Spain, Tuna recalled appeared first on…

May 16, 2017
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Compulsory vaccinations coming to Italy’s schools?

In light of the measles epidemic in Italy, health minister Beatrice Lorenzin said that compulsory vaccinations will be effective in the country’s schools “by the end of next week”. News source, The Local reports that on Friday morning, Lorenzin confirmed that she had presented the white paper to the Italian cabinet, and that it would be passed by […] The post Compulsory vaccinations coming to Italy’s schools? appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

May 15, 2017
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