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Between 19 and 30 December 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) notified WHO of 3 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection,...

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The West African country of Mali was placed on the list of Ebola-affected nations for which enhanced screening and monitoring measures would be taken on November 17. On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, the...

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On the first show of the year on Jan. 4, Outbreak News This Week Radio show host Robert Herriman looked at some of the top infectious disease news of the week. First was the case of the recent New York...

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Aldi has recalled 200g packs of Choceur Treasures with a best before date of 1 September 2015 because salmonella has been detected in one batch of the product, which has been on sale in Aldi stores in...

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The Victoria Department of Health in Australia has been notified of two confirmed cases of measles in individuals not vaccinated for measles who became ill after attendance at an RMIT graduation ceremony...

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The Prime Minister of Malaysia has contracted an E. coli infection, which is a bacterial infection that can cause sometimes severe gastrointestinal disease. It is believed that PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (January 5) investigating a case of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) affecting a man aged 67. The patient, with underlying...

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The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) announced the first human avian influenza A(H7N9) case of the year in a female child from Shenzhen. The 6-year-old girl is hospitalized...

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The first dengue fever outbreak of 2015 in Far North Australia has been reported by Queensland Health officials as two cases of dengue had been confirmed in Cairns, while a third suspected case is being...

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Last Spring in Cairo, hundreds of Al-Azhar University students were stricken with food poisoning due to salmonella tainted food served at the university dormitory. The outbreak prompted protests by students...