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Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Sept 15 through Sept 21:

5.  Michigan: Severe respiratory illness cluster investigated in Upper Peninsula

Making a reappearance into the top five posts in two weeks is the report on a cluster of severe respiratory infections linked to adenovirus in Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula (UP).

Bacillus anthracis bacteria using Gram-stain technique
Anthrax bacterium/CDC

4. New polio cases reported in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Reports of two new wild poliovirus 1 cases in Pakistan and Afghanistan made the list at number 4. This brought the global total to 17 for 2018.

3. Anthrax outbreaks in Uganda and Turkey

A report last Saturday on animal and human anthrax outbreaks in Uganda and Turkey came in at the number 3 post of the week.

2. Thailand dengue: Warning issued for Bangkok

A dengue fever warning in Bangkok earlier this week was the second most popular post this week. Some 6,000 people have been affected this year to date, including five deaths.

1. West Nile virus in the Dakotas

The top post of the week was on the large West Nile virus case tallies in both North and South Dakota earlier this month.