Australia: NSW Health reports 29th measles case

NSW Health is urging people aged between 20 and 50 years to have the free, safe measles vaccine after the 29th person in the state was diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. The latest person to contract measles is the fifth case connected to the Sutherland Shire outbreak and was in the following locations while […] The post Australia: NSW Health reports 29th measles case appeared first on Outbreak News…

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E. coli prompts recall Bread & Butter Farm Ground Beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a recall of ground beef packages sold by Bread & Butter Farm of Shelburne, Vermont that may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled ground beef was produced by Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing, LLC, of Ferrisburgh, which is voluntarily […] The post E. coli prompts recall Bread & Butter Farm Ground Beef appeared first…

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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…

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Burkina Faso declares dengue outbreak

The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health declared a dengue fever outbreak on Sep. 28 after seeing a dramatic increase in the incidence of the mosquito borne viral disease in the country, especially around the districts of Ouagadougou, the capital city since early August. Between the beginning of the year and Oct 8, a cumulative total of 2,298 (suspected, […] The post Burkina Faso declares dengue outbreak appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Africa…

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Malaysia: Selangor reports 40K cases of dengue, Poor waste management blamed

Once again (2015, 2016) Selangor state is reporting the most dengue fever accounting for some 50 percent of the national total. Through October 15, Malaysia has seen about 73,000 cases to date and 40,000 cases are from Selangor state. This includes 159 dengue related fatalities across the country, 59 in Selangor. Deputy Health Minister Dr […] The post Malaysia: Selangor reports 40K cases of dengue, Poor waste management blamed appeared…

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Leptospirosis cases reported in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria

During a news conference Wednesday, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló said there are two confirmed cases of leptospirosis in Canovanas, in the northeast of the island, 20 days after Hurricane Maria, according to a Yahoo Noticias report (computer translated). Rosselló noted a total of 10 people have come down with suspected cases of leptospirosis. To […] The post Leptospirosis cases reported in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria appeared first on Outbreak…

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Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, receives approval in Canada

GlaxoSmithKline announced Friday that Shingrix has been approved in Canada for the prevention of shingles (herpes zoster) in people aged 50 years or older. Shingrix is a non-live, recombinant subunit adjuvanted vaccine given intramuscularly in two doses. Shingles is caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. A person’s risk […] The post Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, receives approval in Canada appeared first on Outbreak News…

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Hantavirus: Washoe County records 2nd ‘unusual occurrence’ of the year, 1st death since 1995

About one month ago, Washoe County (NV) health officials reported the first human hantavirus case since 2006 in a patient from south Reno. Last week, health officials recorded the second case of hantavirus this year, an unusual occurrence because Washoe County has never recorded more than one case in any single year. In addition, this second case is the first […] The post Hantavirus: Washoe County records 2nd ‘unusual occurrence’ of the year, 1st death…

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