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Sep 18, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

News Scan for Sep 18, 2017

Chikungunya in Italy
US Zika birth defects
Avian flu in Italy, South Africa
Flu cocirculation in China
Microbes and glacial melt

Aug 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017

News Scan for Aug 23, 2017

More Cyclospora cases
Steroids and respiratory infections
Mosquitoes and climate change
Diphtheria in the Americas

Mar 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

News Scan for Mar 23, 2015

Three MERS cases
Chikungunya uptick
H5N1 cases in China, Egypt
More US measles
Climate change and vectors

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014
Aedes mosquito

Dengue cases in Americas rose 5-fold in 10 years

Dengue cases increased fivefold from 2003 to 2013, but the death rate dropped a bit recently.

Apr 04, 2014

Apr 04, 2014
Aedes mosquito

Action urged against insect-borne threats in the Americas

A chikungunya outbreak in the Dominican Republic underscores the need for greater mosquito-control efforts.

Mar 10, 2014

Mar 10, 2014

News Scan for Mar 10, 2014

NDM antibiotic resistance
Measles outbreaks
Climate change and malaria
Meningitis in Uganda

Jul 29, 2011

Jul 29, 2011

WHO tracks evolving cholera picture

(CIDRAP News) – Global cholera incidence has increased since 2000, with Haiti's large outbreak tipping the largest burden away from Africa for the first time since 1995, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Nov 22, 2010

Nov 22, 2010

Haiti reports further cholera spread

(CIDRAP News) – In its latest update, Haiti's health ministry said today that 56,901 people have been treated for cholera infections, of which 21,665 were hospitalized and 1,344 died, according to preliminary data as of Nov 19 from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Apr 04, 2008

Apr 04, 2008

Brazilian officials respond to rising dengue toll

(CIDRAP News) – Brazil's health ministry said this week that it has asked the military to help combat mosquitoes that spread dengue fever, as the number of sick patients with the disease grew to at least 55,000 so far this year.

Though dengue fever is common in Brazil, officials have said this year's outbreak is the worst in recent memory, averaging 1.4 new cases per minute, according to a report today from CNN.

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