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Recent Outbreaks
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Recent Outbreaks

Recent Outbreaks: Chikungunya disease spreading

First case of Chikungunya virus pops up in Dallas

The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has made its way to Dallas. The city reported its first human case on August 27.

The infected person, has recently traveled to the Dominican Republic and is believed to have contracted the disease there. Dallas County Health and Human Services made the diagnosis.

Pneumonia Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: With the temperature going down by several notches in the past few days, the number of patients with pneumonia and cold related ailments has been rising at Kanti Bal Hospital. The flow of patients has risen two folds in the last one month.

55 inmates feared dead from cholera outbreak

About 55 inmates have been feared dead from the outbreak of cholera in the notorious prison locally known as "Jail Ogaden" in the regional capital of Jigjiga [Somali Region], and several others are in a severe condition following the outbreak of the disease. This also followed a report that in the last week [up to 28 Nov 2013], about 45 inmates have died in the cells after the guards forced them to drink from contaminated water Jerry cans.
Cholera outbreak
Location: Somali Region, Ethiopia

More Cases of Dengue Fever

KARACHI: Fifteen more dengue viral fever cases were reported in Karachi on Saturday, increasing the patient toll TO 4414 in 2013, said Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mullick Focal Person for Dengue Surveillance Cell Sindh. He said that a total of 5,058 dengue fever.
Disease: Dengue Fever
Location: Sindh Province, Pakistan


Mosquito Malaria is still the major reason why people go to hospital in Tema accounting for 41,431 cases in 2012 and having the potential to go higher after recording 27,379 cases in the first six months of 2013.
Disease: Malaria
Location: Ghana

Chikungunya Fever Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been advised outbreak of the mosquito borne viral disease, chikungunya fever, in the State of Yap.

According to health officials, more than 340 suspected cases have been identified on the main island of Yap and several of the smaller islands. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet, chikungunya is a viral disease that is spread by mosquitoes.
Disease: Chikungunya
Location: Yap Island, Yap, Micronesia

Swine Flu H1N1

Several passengers on an Air France flight from Nice to Toulouse starting showing symptoms resembling those of the H1N1 flu virus, the plane was quarantined at Blagnac airport near Toulouse. It should have been a short journey.
Disease: Swine Flu H1N1
Location: Thailand; United Arab Emirates

Increasing trend of HIV Ireland and Australia

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in Northern Ireland has increased by almost a fifth. Last year, 95 new cases of the virus were confirmed, most among homosexual men. It is no longer a death sentence for patients who get the best care and drugs.
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Location: Northern Ireland

Beware of counterfeit rabies vaccination  in  south east Asia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against a counterfeit rabies vaccine that is being sold in the country. The FDA and Novartis Healthcare (Philippines) have "determined that there is an illegally imported and unregistered Purified Chick Embryo Cell (Rabipur) Rabies Vaccine being offered for sale in vaccination clinics, drug establishments and outlets, and internet websites." A complaint sample of the vaccine was collected at Tabuk City.
Location: Philippines

Coronavirus in Phillipines

Thousands of people stormed a rice warehouse on an island devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, authorities said Wednesday, highlighting the urgent need to get water, food and medical supplies into an increasingly desperate region.

It's a sound that many thought was long gone, but it's a sound that has been creeping back up in the United States. Colorado has reported more than 1,000 cases of it this year alone. It's the sound of whooping cough.

A 10-old boy from southern Kampot province has been confirmed positive for the H5N1 [avian influenza] virus, bringing the number of the cases to 24 so far this year [2013], the World Health Organization and the Cambodian Health Ministry said in a joint statement on [8 Nov 2013].

The boy was confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on [7 Nov 2013] after he was admitted to the Kantha Bopha Hospital in Phnom Penh with fever, cough, sore throat, a distended abdomen.

The outbreak of cholera in Mexico continues to rise as The Ministry of Health reports an additional four cases, two eah from Hidalgo and Veracruz states, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today. Vibrio cholerae Image/CDC/ Janice Carr.


A TYPHOID hot spot in Nadi has been given a sanitary boost from the Ministry of Health with the installation of a water filtration system. Buavou Village in Nadi had a new filtration system installed because of the contaminated water

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