Indiana report first human West Nile virus cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (IDSH) reported the first human West Nile virus (WNV) cases of 2017, prompting calls to protect yourself from mosquito bites. As of June 14, two human cases of West Nile virus have been documented in Hamilton and Lake counties, and mosquitoes in Morgan and Tippecanoe counties have tested positive […] The post Indiana report first human West Nile virus cases appeared first on Outbreak…

June 21, 2017
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Maine: Older adults had highest rates of Lyme disease in 2016

Data released on the Maine Tracking Network Thursday by Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) reveals that adults over the age of 65 years had the highest rates of Lyme disease in the state last year. While the number of reported cases of the disease increased for all ages in 2016, adults […] The post Maine: Older adults had highest rates of Lyme disease in 2016 appeared…

June 20, 2017
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Hawaii mumps cases tops 100

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed eight (8) additional cases this week of Oahu residents with the mumps, pushing the total number of cases this year to 104. Three new cases were confirmed on Tuesday, June 13, and involved two (2) adults and one (1) child. None of the cases required hospitalization […] The post Hawaii mumps cases tops 100 appeared first on Outbreak News Today. US…

June 18, 2017
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MRSA: Veterans Health Administration initiative significantly reduces cases

An initiative led by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) reduced Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by 89 percent over four years in a Veterans community living center (CLC) in North Carolina, according to research presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Active surveillance and decolonization […] The post MRSA: Veterans Health Administration initiative significantly reduces cases appeared first on Outbreak…

June 16, 2017
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Eliquis lot recalled as a precautionary measure

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is voluntarily recalling one lot (#HN0063) of Eliquis 5 mg tablets to the consumer level. This lot was distributed nationwide in the U.S. to wholesalers and retail pharmacies in February 2017. Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking this precautionary measure based on a customer complaint that a bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 […] The post Eliquis lot recalled as a precautionary measure appeared first on Outbreak News…

June 14, 2017
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