After reporting a total of 28 chikungunya cases in 2013, primarily due to travel to south-east Asia and South Asia travel, the Public Health England (PHE) reports there has been nearly 200 cases seen so...

It is estimated that some 280,000 cases of Campylobacter are seen in the United Kingdom annually, according to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA). A new website dedicated to the bacterial disease, campylobacteriosis,...

An outbreak of brucellosis due to to consumption of goat cheese has caused concern in the northern Portuguese town of Baiao, according to a Correio da Manhã report today (computer translated). At least...

At least four patients admitted to an Belfast intensive care unit have contracted the multi-drug resistant bacterial organism, Acinetobacter baumannii. The outbreak, at the intensive care unit in the...

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PRESS RELEASE A new bird flu strain detected in Europe which is similar to strains reported to be circulating in 2014 in Asia poses a significant threat to the poultry sector, especially in low-resourced...

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English health authorities are reporting slightly more than normal levels of scarlet fever so far this season, advising the public to take precautions in preventing the spread of the bacterial infection. Following...

A very rare parasite was discovered residing in the brain of a man from the United Kingdom by researchers at CUH Addenbrooke, the 1 cm long tapeworm lived there for at least four years. The tapeworm,...

For the past two weeks, Portugal has experienced one of the largest Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Europe’s history with 336 cases and 10 deaths, according to an RTE report today. Portugal Health...

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (computer translated) is reporting today a second bird flu outbreak at a Netherlands farm. The latest outbreak has been detected Ter Aar (Zuid-Holland) in the southern...

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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. commented Tuesday on the recent confirmation of outbreaks of the Highly Pathogenic avian ‘flu (HPAI) in Germany, the Netherlands...