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Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak Test of New Government

Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak Test of New Government

Zimbabwe declared a State of Emergency after an outbreak of cholera sickened thousands of people, prompting the newly-elected government to ban public gatherings in the capital city, Harare. We explore Zimbabwe’s recent struggle with cholera and the role these social distancing measures might play in responding to cholera.

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.

Flesh-eating Disease Down Under

Flesh-eating Disease Down Under

A flesh-eating disease known as Buruli ulcer is spreading in southeastern Australia, alarming public health officials. Greater knowledge and understanding of this neglected tropical disease can lead to more targeted public health interventions to prevent and limit its spread.