Cost of Outbreak Response

Cost of Outbreak Response

Even small outbreaks can have substantial financial costs, far beyond the cost of health care for the patients, which can be a major burden to health departments.

Danger Zone

Danger Zone

Summer picnics and cookouts are common sources of foodborne illness. Be sure to follow USDA guidance this 4th of July and all summer long to keep your food (and gastrointestinal system) out of the Danger Zone.

Newly Identified Human Infection with Usutu Virus

Newly Identified Human Infection with Usutu Virus

Usutu virus infection in a 2-year-old specimen from a man in France. Only the 22nd documented case of Usutu virus infection, this case raise questions about just how many are going undetected.

Update: Nipah in India

Update: Nipah in India

Indian health officials have declared an end to the Nipah virus in Kerala state, but the outbreak’s effects may linger as a result of travel and trade restrictions implemented by other countries.

Polio in Venezuela

Polio in Venezuela

UPDATED 6/22/2018: PAHO announced that genetic sequencing detected neither wild nor vaccine-derived poliovirus in samples from the acute flaccid paralysis patient in Venezuela.

Nipah in India

Nipah in India

A Nipah virus outbreak has been reported in southern India. India has faced 2 Nipah outbreaks in the past—most recently in 2007—but the current one is in a new location more than 1,000 miles away. Also, a brief update on the Ebola outbreak in DRC.

DRC Ebola Outbreak Update

DRC Ebola Outbreak Update

The Ebola outbreak declared last week in DRC has since spread to new geographic areas. Has the outbreak response evolved to keep pace with the threat?