Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Jan. 5 through Jan. 11:

5. Wyoming: Rare antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection reported in Cheyenne


The number 5 post of the week is based on a report from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) about a rare antibiotic-resistant infection (mcr-1) in a patient being treated in Cheyenne.

4. Japan reports an additional 600 syphilis cases in past 4 weeks

Japan has reported more syphilis cases in 2018 than has been seen in decades.

3. New bat-borne filovirus, Měnglà virus, discovered in Yunnan Province, China

Researchers from Singapore’s Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with scientists in China, have identified and characterised a new genus of filovirus from a Rousettus bat in China.

2. Oasis of the Seas: 277 sickened on cruise, voyage cut short

The number two post of the week was our initial report on the GI outbreak onboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship.

1.Measles in New York: Largest outbreak since elimination

The top story of the week was on New York state’s large measles outbreak.

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