A tularemia outbreak in Sweden has reached nearly 800 cases this year and is poised to surpass 2015 as the highest yearly total in more than 50 years, causing concern among public health officials. This Outbreak Thursday, we will look at the epidemiology of the current outbreak as well as longer-term trends, including the possibility that this outbreak could signal elevated incidence in future years.
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Europe is reporting a record high number of measles cases for the first six months of 2018. We explore which European nations have been hardest hit, and we examine the potential role of the European political climate in exacerbating the outbreak.
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.
Outbreak Observatory takes a look back at outbreaks in 2017.