Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Aug. 25 through Aug. 31:
5. CDC reports four additional human infections with novel influenza A viruses
This week we saw the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on four persons infected with influenza A(H1N2) variant (A(H1N2)v) viruses in California (2) and Ohio (2).
This brought the total infections with variant viruses to 13 from four states.
4. Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) with Dr Rodney Rohde
This podcast recorded this week ranked #4. Texas State University Program Chair for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, Rodney Rohde, PhD joined me on Outbreak News Interviews to discuss the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS).
3. Rabies: Delaware reports 1st human death in decades
Delaware health officials reported the first human rabies death in 77 years in a Kent County woman. The source of the rabies has not been noted to date.
2. Legionnaires’ disease cluster reported in Hampton, New Hampshire
This was the initial report of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and M Street in Hampton. As of today, the case tally has risen to 14, including one death.
1. Florida cow is country’s 6th BSE case
The top post of the week involved the United States’ sixth Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) case. This involved a Florida cow that tested positive for atypical H-type BSE.
The animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States.