DRC Ebola outbreak rises to 29 total cases

In an update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) reported nine additional suspected EVD cases Thursday in Ngayi and Azande. This brings the total EVD cases to 29 (two confirmed, two probable and 25 suspected) and three deaths. Most […] The post DRC Ebola outbreak rises to 29 total cases appeared first on Outbreak…

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Philippines: Bacolod City reports doubling of dengue

While the dengue fever burden has decreased nationwide in the Philippines during the first few months of 2017, the capital city of  Negros Occidental province, Bacolod City has seen a doubling in cases through the first five months, according to a Sun Star report Thursday. Dr. Grace Tan, head of the CHO Environmental Sanitation Division, […] The post Philippines: Bacolod City reports doubling of dengue appeared first on Outbreak News…

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Antibodies from Ebola survivor protect mice and ferrets against related viruses

The fight to contain the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was hampered by the lack of an effective treatment or vaccine. Researchers funded in part by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have studied the blood of an Ebola survivor, searching for human […] The post Antibodies from Ebola survivor protect mice and ferrets against related viruses appeared…

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Mumps: 5 cases reported in Syracuse

The Onondaga County Health Department received reports of five cases of mumps in Onondaga County over the past few days. Four cases were reported in Syracuse University students, while the fifth case is reported in a local high school student. All cases are still under investigation, and parents and students of these two institutions will […] The post Mumps: 5 cases reported in Syracuse appeared first on Outbreak News Today….

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Italy reports increase in imported dengue in 2017

The number of imported dengue fever cases reported in Italy has increased during the first months of 2017, according to the Ministero della Salute Monday. From the beginning of the year through Apr. 3, 25 imported dengue cases have been reported in returning Italian travelers. This number is about half the cases reported in all of […] The post Italy reports increase in imported dengue in 2017 appeared first on Outbreak…

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Scarlet fever in Hong Kong: Cases rise significantly in recent years

Before 2011, the annual number of scarlet fever cases reported in Hong Kong was typically below 250, according to the Department of Health. However, since the outbreak in the first half of 2011, Hong Kong has reported no less than 1100 cases through 2016. And 2017 is off to high numbers in the first months. […] The post Scarlet fever in Hong Kong: Cases rise significantly in recent years appeared…

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Venezuela: Infant and maternal deaths up significantly in 2016

Statement attributable to UNICEF’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean on health data in Venezuela “Data on infant and maternal deaths released last week by the Ministry of Health in Venezuela provides stark evidence of the impact of the prolonged crisis on women and children in the country. “Despite the efforts of the […] The post Venezuela: Infant and maternal deaths up significantly in 2016 appeared first on…

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Miami company recalls 6,000 lbs of cheese due to Listeria risk

La Nica Products, Inc. of Miami, FL is recalling six thousand pounds of cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term […] The post Miami company recalls 6,000 lbs of cheese due to Listeria risk appeared…

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