Italy chikungunya outbreak prompts CDC travel notice

Italy has reported nearly 200 chikungunya cases in the Lazio Region and this has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a travel notice for the area. As of Sep. 26, 183 confirmed and suspected locally acquired cases of the mosquito borne illness in the coastal areas of Anzio and Latina as well […] The post Italy chikungunya outbreak prompts CDC travel notice appeared first on Outbreak News…

October 18, 2017
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Italy reports 4 indigenous Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases

Italian health officials reported this week four Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases in the Apulia region in southern Italy. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the cases are 21 to 37-year-old men, originally from Africa. All stated that they had been in Italy for more than three months. Dates for onset of […] The post Italy reports 4 indigenous Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases appeared first on Outbreak…

October 17, 2017
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Measles in Europe: Nearly nine out of 10 cases reported were unvaccinated

Since Jan. 2016, some 19,000 measles cases were reported in Europe, including 44 deaths ( In 2016, 12 deaths occurred in Romania and one in the UK. In 2017, 31 deaths were reported from Romania [22], Italy [4], Bulgaria [1], Germany [1], Portugal [1], France [1] and Spain [1].) The list of countries affected is […] The post Measles in Europe: Nearly nine out of 10 cases reported were unvaccinated…

October 16, 2017
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Raw eggs OK for infants, pregnant women: British authorities

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today announced a change to its advice about eating eggs – infants, children, pregnant women and elderly people can now safely eat raw or lightly cooked eggs that are produced under the British Lion Code of Practice. The revised advice, based on the latest scientific evidence, means that people […] The post Raw eggs OK for infants, pregnant women: British authorities appeared first on…

October 15, 2017
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Spain: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Cantabria resort sickens a dozen, one dead

A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a northern Spain resort has affected at least a dozen people and killed one this summer, according to a local media report (computer translated). The outbreak occurred at a resort in Lierganes, Cantabria, which prompted the closure of part of the facility. Save up to 40% off tours & activities in […] The post Spain: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Cantabria resort sickens a dozen, one dead…

September 24, 2017
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