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Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide and today the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic...

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An E. coli O157 outbreak that began in August has now sickened more than 20 people, including the first fatality reported in a 3-year-old girl from Tokyo. According to Japanese media,...

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The Salvadoran Institute of Social Security (ISSS) confirmed the deaths of two people from the bacterial infection, Vibrio vulnificus, according to a local media account (computer...

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The Costa Rican Health Ministry issued a health alert last week due to malaria outbreaks reported in neighboring Nicaragua and the first autochthonous transmission of malaria in the...

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In a follow-up to a report last Friday on the pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar, the World Health Organization (WHO) offered up an updated case count and additional details surrounding...

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On 30 August 2017, the national IHR focal point of Oman reported one case of Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The last report of MERS-CoV from Oman was on 29...

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One of the bigger stories in recent weeks is the situation of human infections with a strain of Brucella, known as RB51, linked to the consumption of raw, or unpasteurized milk. Senior...

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In this interview from the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in May 2017, we looked at this amazing story of an individual with a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection...

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In California, hepatitis A outbreaks have been seen in Santa Cruz and more notably, San Diego County this year. Now, officials in Los Angeles County have declared a local outbreak...

Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse)
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Washoe County (NV) health officials are reporting the first human hantavirus case since 2006. The patient is a resident of south Reno. “Hantavirus is transmitted by rodents, most...

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Solitary weasel-like animals called tayra might look pretty harmless, but some may actually be incubators for a parasite that causes Chagas disease, a chronic, debilitating condition...

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The outbreaks of the parasitic infection, Cyclospora, in the United States and Canada continue to increase in cases while investigations continue to come up empty concerning a source...