Dominican Republic efforts to control chikungunya and dengue fever

Health authorities from the Dominican Republic held weekend social mobilizations in five of the hardest hit provinces plus the National District in an effort to get the chikungunya and dengue fever situation under control on the Caribbean island, according to a news release June 7 (computer translated). Image/CDC Health minister, Dr. Freddy Hidalgo More...

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By deskofbrian On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Ohio measles outbreak nears 250 cases

The number of measles cases reported in Ohio continues to rise with the latest numbers from the Department of Health showing 249 cases to date. The county of Knox, where the outbreak began with unvaccinated travelers More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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College microbiology classes linked to Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak

A multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, which has sickened 41 people in 13 states since last November, has been linked to clinical and college and university teaching microbiology laboratories, according to More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Venezuela reports imported chikungunya case

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is reporting an imported case of chikungunya virus in a traveler returning from the Dominican Republic, according to an El Universal report yesterday (computer translated). The More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Barbados confirms first chikungunya case

The island country of Barbados, in the western area of the North Atlantic, has confirmed their first chikungunya case, according to health minister, John Boyce yesterday. Image/CDC Minister Boyce said at a press More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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How Ebola virus ‘punches’ its way into the cytoplasm of cells

NEWS RELEASE Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered how the deadly Ebola virus punches its way into the cytoplasm of cells. The finding identifies an important target for blocking More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Vietnam HFMD case count nears 25,000

The Vietnam Health Ministry’s Administration of Preventive Medicine reported 1900 additional hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases during the last week of May, bringing the national total to 24,700 cases More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Rotavirus outbreak in Solomon Islands sickens 1000, 16 dead

A national outbreak of rotavirus was declared by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health after some 1,000 cases were reported nationwide during the past two weeks. 16 children have died as a result of the gastrointestinal More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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West Africa Ebola cases eclipse 400, MSF to set up treatment center in Sierra Leone

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases reported in West Africa continues to climb with cases being reported in Boffa on Guinea’s coast to Telimele in Kindia region. New patients have also been registered More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Mycobacterium infections after getting tattoos reported in San Diego

Two people in San Diego have contracted rare bacterial infections after getting tattoos prompting health officials to warn the public and offer advice. The two individuals contracted nontuberculous Mycobacterium More...

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