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Here are the five most popular posts on Outbreak News Today for the month of January 2023:

5. Philippines dengue cases top 200,000 for 2022

The number of dengue fever cases reported in the Philippines this year has eclipsed 200,000, according to the latest data from the Epidemiology Bureau of the Department of Health.

4. Malaysia advises public how to avoid Naegleria fowleri after South Korea reports 1st case

The Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) said the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has confirmed that a South Korean man in his 50s died on 21 December 2022 after being infected with the amoeba Naegleria fowleri.

3. Denmark reports ‘sharp increase’ in group A streptococci infections, including invasive cases

Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut (SSI) reports more and more people in Denmark are currently being diagnosed with an infection with group A streptococci, and the increase has now reached a level that far exceeds the normal for the time of year.

2. Seattle: Officials investigate GI outbreak linked to Tamarind Tree Restaurant

Public health officials announced the investigation of an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness associated with vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, fevers, and chills at Tamarind Tree Restaurant in Seattle.

1.Norovirus outbreak on recent P&O Cruises, Arcadia, voyage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vessel Sanitation Program reported on a norovirus outbreak on a recent P&O Cruises, Arcadia, voyage in an January 6 announcement.

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