Outbreaks: Enterovirus, Ebola, and Mumps (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A multistate outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a rare virus is both challenging to public health and fascinating to science, a well-known infectious diseases specialist said.
CONCLUSIONS: The high frequency of multidrug-resistant ESBL-producing isolates should alert the regional health authorities to take measures to reduce the risk of outbreaks caused by these types of bacteria in the community. PMID: 31529852 [PubMed - in process]
Currently, there are ongoing mumps outbreaks in 15 immigrant detention facilities in seven states.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
An investigation of a recent outbreak of listeriosis suggested packaged leafy green salads as the source of the contamination.Emerging Infectious Diseases
The Philippines is preparing to vaccinate millions of children against polio to halt an outbreak of a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago, a top official said on Friday.
Honduras is battling an especially deadly outbreak of dengue fever, with at least 135 people dead from dengue there this year, nearly two-thirds of them children
Conclusion: Poisson regression with robust standard errors proved to be a decisive and consistent method to estimate risk associated with a single source in an outbreak when the cohort data collection design was used. PMID: 31528132 [PubMed]
U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing.
(NEW YORK) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eighth death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed that its criminal investigations unit started tracking leads early on, as cases pointed to black market vaping products. The agency’s tobacco director, Mitch Zeller, stressed that it is not interested in prosecuting individuals who use illegal products but is lending a hand because of the unit’s “special skills.” The Centers for Disease Control an...
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at spurring the development of better vaccines to protect against seasonal influenza as well as a potential pandemic flu outbreak.
Global outbreak of antibiotic-resistant superbugs linked to overconsumption of meatHotspots of antibiotic-resistantsuperbugsare springing up in farms around the world, the direct result of our overconsumption of meat, with potentially disastrous consequences for human health, astudy has found.Areas in north-east India, north-east China and the Red River delta in Vietnam were identified as hotspots in Asia, with areas as widely separated as Mexico and Johannesburg also affected. But the hotspots are expanding quickly. The study found areas where resistance to antibiotics among farm animals was starting to emerge in Kenya, M...