Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week of Mar. 2 through Mar. 8:

5. Chikungunya outbreak tops 2,000 in Thailand

Thailand’s chikungunya outbreak, particularly in the south, has topped 2,000 cases in 2019.

Image/TKaucic via pixabay
Image/TKaucic via pixabay

4. Vaccines: Large study demonstrates no link found between MMR vaccine and autism

Yet another large study shows that their is no link between the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.

3. ‘We’re quickly getting to a scary place that’s called a post-antibiotic world’: Researchers

“We’re quickly getting to a scary place that’s called a “post-antibiotic world,” where we can no longer fight infections with antibiotics anymore because microbes have adapted to be resilient against those antibiotics,” said Adam Smith, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at USC and lead investigator of the study.

2. Philippines measles outbreak tops 11,000, Cavite declares state of calamity

For the third week in a row, this Philippines measles epidemic update made the top 5 posts.

Update: Measles (Tigdas) epidemic in the Philippines: 16K cases in first two months of 2019

1.Tetanus: First pediatric case in >30 years in Oregon

The top post concerns a recent MMWR article on the first pediatric tetanus case reported in Oregon in more than 30 years.

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