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…

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US Virgin Islands: Leptospirosis case confirmed on St. Thomas

The US Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health is reporting a confirmed case of leptospirosis in the territory on St. Thomas, according to Health Commissioner Dr. Michelle S. Davis Friday. Dr. Davis said D.O.H.’s team of epidemiologists would investigate where the victim lives to determine how the disease was contracted. Like the cases reported in Puerto Rico, this […] The post US Virgin Islands: Leptospirosis case confirmed on St. Thomas appeared first on…

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Madagascar plague epidemic affects more than 800: Health ministry

The number of plague cases continue to grow on the island nation of Madagascar. According to the Ministere de la Publique Monday (computer translated), the case tally has exceeded 800 affecting 38 districts and 17 Regions of Madagascar. Of the 805 plague cases reported, 595 were pulmonary and 210 bubonic forms. In addition, they are now reporting 74 deaths, with […] The post Madagascar plague epidemic affects more than 800: Health ministry appeared first on…

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Spicely Organics Tarragon recalled due to Salmonella risk

Organic Spices, Inc. dba Spicely Organics of Fremont, CA is recalling 0.4 oz. Organic Tarragon Lot No. OTW100134 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed in: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and […] The post Spicely Organics Tarragon recalled due to Salmonella risk appeared first on Outbreak…

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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…

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Norovirus prompts strict infection control measures at Hawke’s Bay Hospital

In Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, strict infection control measures are in place in some wards of the hospital to prevent the spread of Norovirus, a highly contagious vomiting and diarrhea bug. Chief Medical and Dental Officer John Gommans said Norovirus was circulating in the community.  Patients, with the bug, had been admitted to hospital, and […] The post Norovirus prompts strict infection control measures at Hawke’s Bay Hospital appeared first…

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Yellow fever vaccination campaign launched in Nigeria

Since the report of a yellow fever case in Kwara State, Nigeria in mid-September, the Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi. The ten-day campaign began on Friday, 13 October 2017, and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It […] The post Yellow fever vaccination campaign launched in Nigeria appeared first on Outbreak News…

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Indonesia reports H5N1 avian influenza death

The World Health Organization (WHO) received one new laboratory-confirmed human case of influenza A(H5N1) virus infection reported from Indonesia. The patient was a child who had illness onset on 1 September 2017. He was hospitalized on 5 September and on 10 September, a sample collected from the patient tested positive for A(H5N1) virus. The patient passed […] The post Indonesia reports H5N1 avian influenza death appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

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