Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the month of April 2019:

5. Hepatitis A outbreak in Sweden: Fresh dates from Iran are the suspected source

The Sweden The Public Health Authority, or Folkhälsomyndigheten are reporting an outbreak of hepatitis A where the suspected source of infection is fresh dates from Iran.

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4. Lyme disease: Prolonged courses of antibiotics can ‘lead to harmful health outcomes’, according to Canadian experts

Prescribing prolonged courses of antibiotics for patients experiencing symptoms attributed to Lyme disease can lead to harmful health outcomes, says a new position paper by Canada’s infectious disease experts.

3. Vanuatu confirms two diphtheria cases

Health officials on the South Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu have confirmed two diphtheria cases, according to a local media report.

2. Salmonella Outbreak From Watermelon, Honeydew, and Cantaloupe Sickens 93 People

The number two most popular post in April was this update on Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon.

1.Atlanta: Three confirmed cases in one family, all unvaccinated

The top post for April was a report on confirmed measles cases in the metro Atlanta area.

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