Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Sept 1 through Sept 7:

5. Myanmar rabies: 18 deaths recorded at Yangon hospital

Legionella bacteria Image/CDC
Legionella bacteria
Image/CDC

The Yangon General Hospital in Myanmar reported 18 human rabies deaths from January through August this year. This total is only for those treated at the Yangon hospital and does not include numbers from other hospitals across the country.

4. Thailand dengue cases top 50,000

Readers found this the 4th most popular post of the week. This is part of our continued coverage of infectious disease news out of Thailand.

3. Michigan: Severe respiratory illness cluster investigated in Upper Peninsula

A cluster of severe respiratory infections linked to adenovirus in Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula (UP) was the 3rd top news story of the past week. The cluster of six patients all required hospitalization, with two requiring ICU care.

2. Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) with Dr Rodney Rohde

For the second week in a row, the podcast with Texas State University professor, Rodney Rohde, PhD on the DCLS made the top 5 posts.

1. Hampton, New Hampshire Legionnaires’ outbreak update

In our continuing coverage of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Hampton, New Hampshire, this update published on September 1 was the top post of the week.

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