Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Dec. 1 through Dec. 7:
Our number five post of the week reported on the latest on the cholera outbreak in Somalia, which has lasted one year now.
Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) published a study on how tea infusions made from two species of the wormwood plant cured the tropical disease schistosomiasis significantly faster than the drug most commonly used against the ailment–praziquantel.
The South Sudan Ministry of Health declared a Yellow Fever (YF) outbreak in Sakure, Nzara County, Gbudue state during the week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vessel Sanitation program (VSP) announced an investigation into a norovirus outbreak on a recent Crystal Cruises voyage.
The top post of the first week of December was about a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health which demonstrated that oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.
- Measles update: Vaccine clinic in Rockland County, Brooklyn reports more cases
- Hantavirus alert issued in Chubut province, Argentina
- Anthrax outbreak reported at Zimbabwe park, 100 impala dead
- Silicosis is on the rise, but is there a therapeutic target?
- Histoplasmosis reported in Louisiana Boy Scouts
- Mumps outbreak at Lewis University’s Romeoville campus