Measles/CDC

The number of measles cases reported in the five outbreaks around England has risen in several areas since the last report in December. As of 9 January, there have been 34 confirmed...

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Bird flu has been detected in 17 wild birds in Dorset, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed today, with more expected over the coming days. This is the...

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Rabies kills by compromising the brain’s ability to regulate breathing, salivation and heartbeat; ultimately, victims drown in their own spit or blood, or cannot breathe because...

Brucella melitensis colonies/CDC

In a follow-up on the brucellosis outbreak reported in students and teachers from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the National University of Asunción (UNA), the Institute...

Monkeypox/CDC

Scientists working to control a human outbreak of monkeypox virus (MPXV) in Nigeria performed genetic sequencing of patient samples, revealing that the outbreak likely originated from...

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Health officials in Davao City in the southern Philippines are reporting a recent increase in measles cases, according to a SunStar report yesterday. The report notes that 16 measles...

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Sadly, as many of you may know, a 6-year-old Eustis, Florida boy lost his battle with rabies earlier this week after contracting the lethal virus through a scratch from a bat. A Orlando...

Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs
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Last year, CIDRAP Director Michael Osterholm, PhD along with Mark Olshaker released the very interesting and relevant book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs. I talked...

ticks

The Maine Centers for Disease Control (Maine CDC) released the end-of-year data for 2017 reportable diseases recently and we find that the three common tickborne diseases–Lyme...

Oregon map
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A Corvallis, Oregon middle school student is hospitalized and recovering from meningococcal disease, according to to school officials this week. On Sunday, January 14, 2018, a Linus...

Monkeypox/CDC

Scientists working to control a human outbreak of monkeypox virus (MPXV) in Nigeria performed genetic sequencing of patient samples, revealing that the outbreak likely originated from...