The UK Battles Measles Outbreak

The UK Battles Measles Outbreak

The United Kingdom has been battling a growing outbreak of measles, with all cases tied to larger outbreaks occurring in other European countries.

Yemen-- First cholera, now diphtheria

Yemen-- First cholera, now diphtheria

With suspected cholera cases in Yemen nearing one million, the WHO is now reporting an outbreak of another deadly disease—diphtheria.

#OutbreakTurkeyDay

#OutbreakTurkeyDay

We take a quick look at some of the cornucopia of health risks typically associated with Thanksgiving in America, ranging from foodborne illnesses, influenza, and accidents and injuries.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Plague in Madagascar - Update

Plague in Madagascar - Update

The plague outbreak in Madagascar has exceeded 1,300 cases and 100 deaths. As Madagascar and neighboring countries attempt to prevent international spread, questions remain about the actual size of the epidemic and the effectiveness of some control measures.

The Growing Risk of Leptospirosis in Puerto Rico

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The Growing Risk of Leptospirosis in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico now faces an emerging health crisis amidst the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. So far there have been two confirmed cases of Leptospirosis a bacterial disease that can cause a wide range of symptoms. Ten additional suspected cases are currently under investigation. 

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Monkeypox in Nigeria?

Monkeypox in Nigeria?

The Nigeria CDC is investigating a sizable suspected monkeypox outbreak affecting 7 states. If confirmed, it would already be the second largest human outbreak on record.