Measles in Italy nears 3,000 cases, Compulsory vaccinations law challenged

About a month after the Italian government made childhood vaccines compulsory for the country’s schools, some regions in the country’s north are challenging the decree, according to a Local.it report. The regional government in Veneto said on Tuesday that its lawyers were preparing to challenge the decree in Italy’s Constitutional Court, and that the legal challenge would […] The post Measles in Italy nears 3,000 cases, Compulsory vaccinations law challenged appeared first…

June 22, 2017
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France reports 6-times the measles compared to 2016, Health minister wants compulsory vaccines

The number of measles cases reported in France during the first five months of 2017 is 295, according to Sante publique France (computer translated). This is six-times the number of cases reported during the same period in 2016 (47). Measles has circulated widely in the general population in metropolitan France this year with 40 percent of […] The post France reports 6-times the measles compared to 2016, Health minister wants compulsory…

June 21, 2017
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Romania: 18 hospitalized with suspected meningitis, one dead

A suspected meningitis outbreak in Braşov, Romania has resulted in 18 hospital admissions and one death, according to a News.ro report (computer translated). The patients, classmates with a 17-year-old student from Tarlungeni commune who died recently after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, have symptoms resembling meningitis. Some 200 additional students are being seen for consultations at the […] The post Romania: 18 hospitalized with suspected meningitis, one dead appeared first on Outbreak…

June 20, 2017
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Ciguatera fish poisoning increases in Europe

The substance ciguatoxin is only found in fish from tropical and subtropical seas. For some years now, cases of ciguatera have been reported with increasing frequency in Europe, in particular on the Spanish and Portuguese islands in the Atlantic but also in Germany. New information indicates that these toxins are increasingly prevalent in the Mediterranean. […] The post Ciguatera fish poisoning increases in Europe appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

June 18, 2017
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Ukraine reports hundreds of measles cases, vaccination rates low

Ukraine has reported an increase in measles cases in 2017, according to the Public Health Center (PHC) of Ukraine Thursday (computer translated). The current case count stands at 735, and the vaccination rates are very poor, according to health officials. In 2016, only 45 percent of children in Ukraine were vaccinated against measles. Over the […] The post Ukraine reports hundreds of measles cases, vaccination rates low appeared first on…

June 17, 2017
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Vaccination: Main prevention measure to address hepatitis A outbreaks among MSM

1,173 confirmed hepatitis A cases involving three separate clusters have been reported across 15 countries of the European Union since June 2016. Several EU countries have seen large increases in hepatitis A cases in 2017 compared to previous years, and these are mainly affecting men who have sex with men. In light of these outbreaks […] The post Vaccination: Main prevention measure to address hepatitis A outbreaks among MSM appeared…

June 16, 2017
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Romania reports human anthrax case in Botosani County

A 47-year-old man from Botosani County in northern Romania has been diagnosed with anthrax, according to a News.ro report (computer translated). The patient is hospitalized in stable condition in Botosani County Hospital. He apparently contracted the serious bacterial infection from one of his cows. Health authorities confirmed the diagnosis in laboratory tests and other samples being sent […] The post Romania reports human anthrax case in Botosani County appeared first on Outbreak…

June 15, 2017
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