The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is investigating two cases of hepatitis A in Kauai residents. Symptoms began from November 2017, and investigation is ongoing. The strain of the virus in both cases...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in their most recent Weekly Influenza Report that influenza activity increased sharply in the United States. In fact, widespread influenza...

An old drug supercharged by University of Queensland researchers has emerged as a new antibiotic that could destroy some of the world’s most dangerous superbugs. The supercharge technique , led by...

The same proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika viral infection can also harm the placenta and fetal development, according to a Yale-led study published in Science Immunology. Zika researchers...

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The Department of Health of Valle del Cauca temporarily closed the Davita SAS hemodialysis services following an Ralstonia pickettii that has infected scores since December, according to an El Pais report...

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In this podcast from a Outbreak News This Week Radio Show interview from Jun. 2016, we examine the ABCs of the extremely contagious viral disease, measles. I am joined by registered nurse, infection control...

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Officials at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden have reported an additional three cases of measles , including one case that could have exposed others, according to a news release...

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For the first time since last November, Chinese health authorities are reporting a human case of avian influenza A(H5N6). The patient was a three-year-old girl from Sanming City, Fujian province who...

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The dangerous bacterial infection, Melioidosis, is one of seven communicable diseases they will be keeping their eye on in 2018. The National News Bureau of Thailand reports that the Department of Disease...

The Hawaii Department of Health is reporting that the current outbreak is the worst in decades and those affected are not primarily young children. The very large outbreak  is affecting primarily adults...