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Vectorborne Disease

Tularemia Outbreak in Sweden Poised to Break Records

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Tularemia Outbreak in Sweden Poised to Break Records

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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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.

Roman Holiday: Tropical Disease Transmitted in Italy

Roman Holiday: Tropical Disease Transmitted in Italy

Increased international travel and rising temperatures are expanding the geographical range of disease vectors. Locally transmitted chikungunya virus in Italy demonstrates the risks posed by the spread of disease vectors such as mosquitoes.