NewsDesk @bactiman63 In EU/EEA countries, 281 cases of diphtheria were confirmed through TESSy from January 2022 to 11 August 2023 (for comparison: an average of 55 cases were reported annually between...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Whooping cough is most often caused by Bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis), more rarely by B. parapertussis.  According to Section 6 of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG), since...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 From late February 2023 to 10 March 2023, 67 cases of botulism, probably of iatrogenic origin, related to intragastric injection of botulinum toxin (BTX) were reported in Germany...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 European health authorities are reporting an increase in diphtheria cases through September this year. As of 26 September 2022, 92 cases of diphtheria among migrants, including a...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Cases of monkeypox were first identified in Germany in May 2022. As of June 24, 2022, there were 676 monkeypox cases from 14 federal states (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin,...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 A very rare infection with the Borna virus has been detected in Bavaria, according to a Merkur report today. A person from the Mühldorf am Inn district was affected, the district...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In Germany, the first cases of monkeypox were identified in May 2022 (as of May 24th: 5 cases, see e.g. press release from the Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Integration...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Munich. Bavaria’s Health Minister Klaus Holetschek pointed this out on Friday. The patient comes from Brazil and is already isolated...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has detected an increase in drug-resistant Shigella sonnei infections, mostly in men who have sex with men (MSM).  Currently,...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Heidelberg Zoo in Germany is reporting the death of a goose at the zoo earlier this month. The bird was infected with the pathogen, H5N1 avian influenza. Presumably the goose...