Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Dec. 29, 2018 through Jan. 4, 2019:
This post makes the top 5 once again. It’s 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.
My annual countdown of the Top Most Important Infectious Disease stories of 2018 was the fourth most popular post of the week.
Five Egyptian rousette fruit bats in Sierra Leone tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. The virus has not been found in West Africa–until now.
The #2 post of the week was an update on the monkeypox situation in Nigeria.
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The top post of the week was a guest post from Andrea Bagley about the issue of MRSA transmission from humans to horses and horses to humans.
- Chikungunya in the US: No locally transmitted cases in 2018
- Plague: Wyoming reports 3rd infected cat in 6 months
- Hepatitis A: Florida closes out the year with 147 additional cases
- Jamaica: Dengue fever surpasses epidemic threshold, Gov’t allocates additional money to battle virus
- Panama reports hantavirus increase in Los Santos Province in 2018
- Pakistan reports 100,000 malaria cases in Sindh province in 2018
- Ukraine: 54k measles cases in 2018, Vaccination campaign to start in February