Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe:
Public Health Notice — Outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to raw turkey and raw chicken
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial and territorial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections.
An update of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria
In the reporting Week 04 (January 21 – 27, 2019) seventy-seven new confirmedi cases were reported from Edo(24), Ondo(28), Ebonyi(5), Bauchi(3), Plateau(5), Taraba(3), Gombe(1), Kaduna(1), Kwara(1), FCT(1), Benue(2), Rivers(1) Kogi(1) and Enugu(1) States with eleven new deaths in Edo(4), Ondo(2), Benue(1), Rivers(1) Plateau(2) Taraba(1) and Bauchi(1).
BAFB warns of anthrax vaccine hoax
A recent fraudulent social media meme about the anthrax vaccine is reappearing on social media.
The meme claims that service members stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY or Ft. Drum, NY between 2001 and 2007 received a “bad batch” of the vaccine. The meme initially appeared in spring of 2018 and was debunked, and an Army memo about this subject was issued.
Strang issues statement on Lyme disease Twitter post
The province’s top doctor issued a statement Wednesday toning down his recent tweet that dismisses chronic Lyme disease as a pseudoscience supported by a cult following, but stopped short of deleting the controversial post.
Global Lyme Alliance Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) proudly announces that three individuals of diverse backgrounds and talents have been elected to its Board of Directors. Equestrian athlete Erin Walker, oil and gas industry executive Karma Newberry-Mortensen, and head of a private equity firm Steve Lefkowitz will bring their expertise and insights to GLA’s board.
- Taiwan reports two additional measles cases
- Pertussis outbreak in Ngäbe Buglé, Panama
- Universal influenza vaccine: Oxford and Blue Water Vaccines enter agreement
- NSW Health reports 12th measles case
- Rubella risk prompts health alert in Detroit
- Measles in Atlanta: Three cases, all unvaccinated
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