Spain Listeria outbreak: 175 cases per health ministry

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to roasted meat in Spain, official Ministry of Health numbers (computer translated) put the case tally at 175 through Aug. 22. The bulk of the cases have…

Syphilis outbreak declared in the Northwest Territories, 1st congenital syphilis case since 2009

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A “dramatic increase” in syphilis cases in the Northwest Territories has prompted the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), Dr. Kami Kandola to declare an outbreak. Since the beginning of the year, 28 syp…

Canada: Listeria outbreak reported in 3 provinces linked to chicken meat

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections i…

Legionnaires’ Disease: Two confirmed cases linked to the AmericInn by Wyndham Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Illinois state health officials are reporting two confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease linked to the AmericInn by Wyndham Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, and is currently investigating the cluster with the Coo…

Vaping related death reported in Illinois

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on a report concerning severe respiratory illness possibly linked to vaping, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of the death of an individual who had recently vaped and was hospi…

Michigan: Health officials report 5 confirmed disseminated gonorrhea cases, 1 possible

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), along with officials in Kalamazoo County and other local governments report investigating 6 confirmed and possible disseminated gonococcal infections (D…

Florida: 3rd local dengue transmission reported in Miami-Dade

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up report from Miami-Dade County in South Florida, county health officials issued  a mosquito-borne illness alert Friday following the confirmation of the third locally transmitted dengue fever case in…

Vietnam dengue update, Dengue forecasting system

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Vietnam dengue update In an update on the dengue fever situation in Vietnam, an additional 8,970 dengue cases reported from 54 out of 63 provinces including 4 deaths during the week ending July 27. This brings the …

Powassan virus reported in Middlesex County, Massachusetts resident

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in the Town of Maynard in Middlesex Count are reporting on a Powassan virus case in a resident, which has prompted reminders of tick safety. “There is no longer a tick time of year. We used to th…

Vermont reports first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes this year

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Vermont health officials are reporting the first West Nile virus (WNV) positive pool of mosquitoes this year in Essex. The infected mosquitoes were collected by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and tested at the H…

Communicable disease threats report, 18-24 August 2019, week 34

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period from 14-24 August 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease in th…

Armenia anthrax outbreak rises to 8, Linked to a single cow

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Armenia health ministry officials reported three additional human cutaneous anthrax cases in the village of Geghhovit, Gegharkunik Province, bringing the total cases to eight. All the patients are receiving treatme…

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