Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week of Mar. 23 through Mar. 29:

5. Africa: Plague in DRC, Measles in Madagascar

Image/TKaucic via pixabay
Image/TKaucic via pixabay

In this post, we look at some ongoing outbreaks on the African continent to include the massive measles epidemic in Madagascar.

4. Malaria treatment: Quinidine discontinued, Artesunate now first-line treatment for severe malaria in US

The CDC issued new guidance for the treatment of severe malaria cases in the United States.

3. Japan syphilis cases top 1000, Vaccine-preventable diseases rise

An update on the ongoing syphilis issue plaguing parts of Japan.

Ebola image/NIAID
Ebola image/NIAID

2. Ebola: 2nd largest outbreak tops 1000 cases

The second most popular post of the week is the news that the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) went over 1,000 cases recently.

1.Philippines measles update: Nearly 600 cases in 2 days

The top post was the most recent update on the Philippines measles epidemic.

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