Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Oct. 13 through Oct 19:

5. Hantavirus outbreak sickens 13, killing one in Bolivia military camp

Image/geralt via pixabay
Image/geralt via pixabay

13 military personnel were infected with hantavirus in the military camps of the Joint Task Force of the Yungas in Bolivia.

4. Dartmouth reports dozens of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease cases in students

For the second week in a row, this post about more than 50 Dartmouth College students being infected with the viral infection, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) made the Top 5 list.

3. Wyoming: ‘Gonorrhea case count has gone up a startling 529 percent’ in past 5 years

This post from more than six months ago came out of hiding to be the 3rd most popular post during the past week.

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2. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to eating squirrel brains

This post about a poster from IDWeek 2018 which included a variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) case linked to an individual eating squirrel brains was the second most popular.

1. New York confirms dozens of enterovirus D68 cases

The top post of the week was about New York state reporting 39 confirmed enterovirus EV-D68 cases in children.

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