On the latest Outbreak News This Week, I look at news from Florida and then expand to national and international news, and a little research.

The Florida hepatitis A outbreak keeps adding up and we look at the latest on that. I also look at research that lists the 25 counties most at risk for a measles outbreak and our own Hillsborough County made that list.

I touch on a recent Publix recall and some mosquito control news out of South Florida.

University of Florida researchers developed new global anthrax maps and I take a look at that.

Internationally, I look at the rat hepatitis E virus cases reported in Hong Kong and the measles situation in the Philippines.

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Nationally, the Kentucky teen who refused to get vaccinated and sued the health department, contracted chickenpox (and you’ll love what his lawyer said!) and an anti-vaxxer conference was held in Rockland County, NY.


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Show notes:

Hepatitis A in Tampa Bay restaurants

Measles resurgence in the USA: how international travel compounds vaccine resistance

Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon Product Recall

The global distribution of Bacillus anthracis and associated anthrax risk to humans, livestock and wildlife

CHP investigates cases of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus

Unvaccinated Northern Kentucky student in chickenpox case comes down with the illness

Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

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Measles: Counties with highest outbreak risk with Sahotra Sarkar, PhD

Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba species and Balamuthia mandrillaris: Uncommon, accidental, yet high consequence

Chagas disease, kissing bugs and the OSU survey

Bacteriophages and ‘The Perfect Predator’

Asian longhorned ticks with Maria Diuk-Wasser, PhD