Tag archive for ‘outbreak’
By Guest Author On Friday, September 11th, 2020

How COVID-19 Could Affect the 2020 Presidential Election

COVID-19 is the keyword of 2020. People are talking about it around dinner tables, over their Zoom meetings, in the news, and everywhere else. It isn’t just about keeping yourself safe and healthy, though. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Florida: Hepatitis A outbreak tops 3,000, Pinellas and Pasco report the most

By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews The hepatitis A outbreak in Florida increased by 49 cases last week, bringing the state total since Jan. 1, 2018 to 3,009–only the third state to eclipse the 3,000 case mark More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Monkeypox increases in Africa raise concerns

The recent apparent increase in human monkeypox cases across a wide geographic area, the potential for further spread, and the lack of reliable surveillance have raised the level of concern for this emerging zoonosis. Monkeypox/CDC In More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Ebola update: Historic outbreak continues spinning out of control, 100 new cases reported

The West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has now nearly tripled the previous largest outbreak (Uganda 2000-2001, which had 425 cases) and it seems that it is truly out of control. This is rather unusual More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Dozens of new Ebola cases and deaths reported in West Africa, Sierra Leone’s Dr. Khan still alive according to health ministry

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has increased both in cases and fatalities during recent days according to the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa today.  Between 18 – 20 July 2014, 45 More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Minnesota health officials investigate E. coli O111 outbreak, advise patrons of Applebee’s

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating 13 cases of foodborne illness associated with a type of E. coli bacteria known as E. coli O111. This form of E. coli is in the same family as the more More...

By Robert On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Ebola outbreak in West Africa: MSF says ‘We have reached our limits’

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which saw it’s beginnings in February 2014, has grown and spread to become the largest and deadliest outbreak of the lethal virus since first seen in Zaire in 1976. More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Fifty new salmonella cases reported linked to Foster Farms chicken

In a follow up to an April report, the multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that began some 14 months ago, has grown by another 50 cases during the past six weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control More...

By Robert On Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Chikungunya: More cases reported in St. Vincent, Haiti records first cases

The chikungunya outbreak continues to expand, as the head of the Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA), Dr James Hospedales declared yesterday that the virus has reached epidemic proportions. Hospedales said, “By More...

By Robert On Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Update: E. coli O157 outbreak rises to 11 in Scotland

In a follow-up to a story yesterday, The Public Health Protection Unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has reported four additional E. coli O157 cases in the current outbreak linked to burgers sold at More...

By Robert On Friday, January 10th, 2014
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Chikungunya in the Caribbean: The latest numbers from the ECDC

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released the latest numbers today from the chikungunya outbreak spreading in the Caribbean. As of 9 January 2014, the following number of cases has More...

By Robert On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken tops 400 cases

In their first update in a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the latest numbers associated with  Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken products Wednesday. According More...

By Robert On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

E.coli outbreak linked to Brisbane Ekka climb, at least eight cases confirmed

Several days after the initial alert from Queensland Health concerning  Shiga toxin producing E.Coli (STEC) infections after visiting the Ekka, the case count continues to grow, according to a Perth Now report More...

By Robert On Monday, August 19th, 2013

Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry from Privett Hatchery in New Mexico

A Portales, New Mexico business has been identified the source of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 316 people in 37 states, according to the New Mexico Department of Health today. Persons infected More...

By Robert On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Multistate hepatitis A outbreak climbs to 122 cases

The  outbreak of hepatitis A linked to Townsend Farms berry mix has grown to 122 confirmed cases according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. This is up from 113 confirmed cases reported More...

By Robert On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Eleven more cases of bird flu reported in China brings total to 71

Chinese health officials have reported 11 new confirmed cases of human H7N9 avian influenza since the last update, bringing the total cases to 71, according to a Xinhua report today. Image/CIA Infections were confirmed More...

By Robert On Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Salmonella outbreak in Auburn day care center not food-related according to health officials

At least four children who attend an Auburn, AL daycare have contracted Salmonella infections during the past several weeks, prompting health officials in Lee County to investigate. Milestones Learning Center in More...

By Robert On Friday, September 7th, 2012

E. coli outbreak in Upstate New York sickens 10

At least 10 people, mostly from the Finger Lakes region of New York State, have  been sickened with E. coli since August from a still unknown source. Image/CDC Nine of the victims are from Livingston County and More...

By Robert On Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Iowa health officials report an 350% increase in whooping cough cases in 2012

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Friday that the state has seen 485 pertussis cases so far in 2012. This is up dramatically from the five-year average of 108 cases for the same time frame. Photo More...



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