Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week of Mar. 2 through Mar. 8:
Thailand’s chikungunya outbreak, particularly in the south, has topped 2,000 cases in 2019.
Yet another large study shows that their is no link between the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.
“We’re quickly getting to a scary place that’s called a “post-antibiotic world,” where we can no longer fight infections with antibiotics anymore because microbes have adapted to be resilient against those antibiotics,” said Adam Smith, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at USC and lead investigator of the study.
For the third week in a row, this Philippines measles epidemic update made the top 5 posts.
The top post concerns a recent MMWR article on the first pediatric tetanus case reported in Oregon in more than 30 years.
- Sweden: Echinococcus infections may be locally acquired
- Measles epidemic: 26.5K cases and 10 deaths in Ukraine
- San Francisco reports 1st measles case since 2013
- Temple mumps outbreak: 10 confirmed cases, 5 probable
- New York City to Boston bus trip and a traveler with measles
- Typhoid: Introduction of conjugate vaccine, progress and challenges
- Measles in Ukraine: Vaccination rate for newborn babies was only 54 per cent in 2018
- Nigeria reports 1st vaccine-derived poliovirus case of 2019
- Philippines Red Cross: 2.6 million children could be at risk for measles
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