NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New data and analysis, published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), shows a recent, sharp increase in cases of meningococcal group B (MenB) disease in university...

The Omicron variant sub-lineage known as BA.2 has been designated a variant under investigation ( VUI-22JAN-01) by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). Overall, the original Omicron lineage, BA.1,...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Ukraine Ministry of Health reported 88 outbreaks of botulism in 2021, as a result of which 98 people became ill, including three children. Ten cases were fatal. 79...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced today an outbreak of avian influenza in domestic birds in Spain. The highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The investigation into a norovirus outbreak in the Ilirska Bistrica area in south-western Slovenia reveals that food, eg meat, was not the source of the transmission,...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Isle of Man government are reporting the first H5N1 avian influenza cases in birds on the Island. The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials at the Dudley Zoo and Castle are reporting a huge loss of Humboldt penguins due to the parasitic disease, Avian malaria. The malarial infection killed 50...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) reports investigating an outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Blockley (Salmonella Blockley). To date, infections...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has updated guidelines for citizens on coronavirus testing and quarantine in areas where comprehensive infection tracing...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Heidelberg Zoo in Germany is reporting the death of a goose at the zoo earlier this month. The bird was infected with the pathogen, H5N1 avian influenza. Presumably the goose...