On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of...

Dozens of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections that may be linked to piercing aftercare saline spray has prompted a warning from Public Health England (PHE) this past week. Health officials are warning people...

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While France has yet to report a Zika virus local transmission, the European country has reported almost 1,000 travel associated, or imported cases through Sep. 15 this year, according to Sante Publique...

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The Austria Ministry of Health reported on the second imported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a news release (computer translated). The previous imported...

In a follow-up on the Scotland E. coli O157 outbreak linked to unpasteurized blue cheese, the multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT) chaired by Health Protection Scotland has been investigating an...

Almost one third of dogs (31 percent) checked at random during a visit to a vet were found to be carrying a tick. That’s the result of the Big Tick project – the largest ever study of ticks in...

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Health officials in Spain have reported two locally acquired Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases, a first in the country, according to a Ministry of Health announcement Thursday (computer translated). According...

In the European Union (EU), an increase in the number of human West Nile virus (WNV) cases has been reported in recent weeks, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In...

In a follow-up on the cyclospora outbreak in the United Kingdom, the Head of Travel and Migrant Health at Public Health England reports more cases. Dr Katherine Russell said, “We continue to see...

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Health officials in Switzerland are reporting an increase in tick bites and tick borne diseases like Lyme disease through August this year. To date, there have been 8,400 cases of acute Lyme disease....