Health officials in Germany quick identified the unusual source of a tularemia outbreak at a vineyard, potentially preventing cases across Europe and around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An experimental Ebola vaccine is proving to be a key element of the response so far, but it is not a silver bullet.
Simultaneous outbreaks of Ebola, MERS, and Nipah highlight the importance of a robust, flexible global response capacity; effective partnerships between healthcare and public health; and reliable hospital infection control practices to containing a variety of disease threats.
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.
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?