New Jersey measles: Travel-related case in Bergen County

Measles has been confirmed in a 16-year-old who traveled to the United States on vacation, according to New Jersey health officials. The person may have exposed others in New Jersey while visiting between May 12 and 15 while infectious. People who came in contact with this person could develop symptoms as late as June 5. Who is […] The post New Jersey measles: Travel-related case in Bergen County appeared first on Outbreak…

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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…

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Auckland: New measles case reported, Mumps update

Measles The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has been notified of a new case of measles from recent travel overseas, and requests people watch for symptoms of measles if they have been to the following public places at the same times as the infected person. Westfield Mall Albany Sunday 7 May, 5.20pm to 6pm Hobsonville […] The post Auckland: New measles case reported, Mumps update appeared first on Outbreak News…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Three additional Ebola cases reported

According to the World Health Organization (WHO),  three new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases were reported on May 19, bringing the outbreak total to 32. The new cases include one probable case in Ngayi and two suspected cases in a new health area called Ngabatala. Of the 32 cases, two are confirmed, three are listed as probable and […] The post Democratic Republic of Congo: Three additional Ebola cases reported appeared first on…

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Kaohsiung City woman is Taiwan’s 1st locally acquired dengue case

Taiwan health officials reported the first locally acquired dengue fever case of 2017, according to a recent news release (computer translated). This has prompted health officials to advise the public to strengthen their anti-mosquito efforts. The patient is a 27-year-old woman from Kaohsiung City who presented with headache, fever, muscle soreness, joint pain, eye socket pain, loss […] The post Kaohsiung City woman is Taiwan’s 1st locally acquired dengue case appeared first…

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Yemen cholera crisis spreading at ‘unprecedented’ speed

More than 50 deaths due to cholera have been reported in Yemen since the beginning of the week. According to WHO, more than 240 people have died from cholera in just the last three weeks, out of a total of 23,400 infections. The agency estimates that 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of […] The post Yemen cholera crisis spreading at ‘unprecedented’ speed appeared first on Outbreak News…

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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…

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