Rabies: Animal bites up in Negros Occidental and Davao

Health officials in two different areas of the Philippine archipelago are raising awareness of animal bites and rabies as the number of animal bites reported in each region increased significantly in 2014. The Provincial Health Office (PHO) in the Western Visayas province of Negros Occidental are calling on animal bite victims to go to their animal bite […] Outbreak News Today » Asia

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Rare Q fever outbreak in Brazil

Health officials in the municipality of Barbosa in Sao Paolo state, Brazil have reported a rare outbreak of human Q fever, according to a Jornal Dia a Dia report (computer translated). The bacterial disease is rare and this would be among the first cases of outbreak in Brazil. The Health Secretary of Barbosa noted that testing revealed […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

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Utah: TB confirmed in Zion National Park employee

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) and National Park Service (NPS) Office of Public Health are conducting a joint investigation of a lab-confirmed case of tuberculosis (TB) at Zion National Park. On March 13, 2015, a concessions employee at Zion National Park was diagnosed with active TB disease. TB can spread through the air […] Outbreak News Today

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Botulism risk prompts recall of Mrs Unis Spicy Foods products in Scotland

Mrs Unis Spicy Foods has recalled batches of its modified atmosphere packed products because of concerns about procedures to control Clostridium botulinum. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice in Scotland. The effectiveness of process controls that could potentially affect the safety of modified atmosphere packed products produced by Mrs Unis Spicy Foods […] Outbreak News Today » Europe

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Chikungunya in the Americas: 1.3 million cases and counting

“Two cases of Chikungunya have been confirmed in St. Martin following testing at the specialist laboratory in Marseille that returned positive results to Agence Régional de Santé (ARS) on December 5, 2013.” This was from a report on The Global Dispatch when the epidemic of local transmission of chikungunya started in the Western hemisphere. Fifteen months […] Outbreak News Today » Latin America and the Caribbean

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Ebola in the news: Liberia confirms 1st case in weeks, Finding the ‘hidden’ patients of Guinea

The latest Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case count in the three countries with widespread transmission; Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has risen to 24754 total cases, with 14646 being laboratory confirmed. In addition, 10236 people have died, according to data released on March 20. Liberia’s first case in weeks After the World Health Organization (WHO) reported  Wednesday the […] Outbreak News Today

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California reports no new measles cases

For the first time since the Disneyland measles outbreak was first reported by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in early January, health officials reported no new measles cases in the state. According to a CDPH update Mar. 20, since December, 2014, there have been 133 confirmed measles cases reported in California residents.  No new […] Outbreak News Today » US News

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