Here is a look at some important infectious disease news reported across the globe:
DRC Ebola total tops 600; vaccination team attacked
With 10 new Ebola infections reported on New Year’s Day and today, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Ebola outbreak passed the 600-case mark, as a fresh round of violence—this time in Komanda—injured a member of a health ministry vaccination team.
Hippos still dying in Malawi: 45 deaths recorded since October
The Department of Parks and Wildlife in Malawi says 45 hippopotamuses have died at Liwonde National Park since October.
H5N1 in Patna: ‘Keep residents away from zoo’
The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) team from Uttar Pradesh has directed the Patna zoo authorities to keep people away from the premises as the avian flu (H5N1 virus) has killed eight birds there so far since December 16.
Fears grow as measles running rampant in southern Thailand
Suraiya first noticed something was wrong with her two-year-old son, Atfan Kuning, when he couldn’t eat or keep any food down.
Computer Model Finds a Better Way to Control MRSA Outbreaks
A research team led by scientists at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection often seen in hospitals.