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By Robert Herriman   @bactiman63 Ukrainian health authorities report that the number of measles cases recorded in 2019 to date is very close to 50,000. During the week ending May 18, the Center for...

On the latest Outbreak News This Week, I look at news from Florida and then expand to national and international news, and a little research. The Florida hepatitis A outbreak keeps adding up and we look...

Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas became the first hospital in the nation in 2016 to house a life-saving investigational drug called miltefosine (trade name, Impavido) used to treat...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Japan,  the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) in Tokyo reports 467 cases through May 9. This is the highest number of measles cases recorded...

2,285 measles cases – 1,121 adults and 1,164 children, were reported the week ending May 11, according to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. This brings the number...

Earlier this week, research was published in the journal, Nature Microbiology, which has newly published maps that reveal, for the first time, where anthrax poses global risks to people, livestock and...

With 32 additional confirmed measles cases reported in the Brooklyn/Queens area of New York City, including the first cases reported this year in Jamaica and Flatbush, NYC health officials put the outbreak...

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated numbers of measles cases in the United States and through May 10, 839 measles cases have been reported in 23 states. This is...

By Jory Lange The CDC reports that 196 people have been infected with the same outbreak strain of E. coli O103. That’s 19 more people since the last update, on April 26th.   10 states have been affected...

New research recently published in the journal, The Lancet Infectious Diseases identifies the 25 counties in the US most at risk for a measles outbreak. Topping the list includes Cook County, Il, Los...