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  • UK reports increase in scarlet fever, invasive Group A strep December 5, 2022
    By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is reporting increases in scarlet fever and invasive Group A strep (iGAS) this year. Concerning scarlet fever, following higher than expected scarlet fever activity in the summer in England, with a drop during August, notifications during the early part of the current season (2022 to 2023; seasons […]
  • Chikungunya situation in Brazil December 5, 2022
    By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Through November 19, the Brazil Ministry of Health has reported 170,199 probable cases of chikungunya. with a incidence rate of 79.8 cases per 100,000 population in Brazil. Compared to 2019, there was an increase of 31.5% of cases registered for the same period. When compared with the year 2021, there was an increase of […]
  • Central Ohio measles outbreak update: 50 cases, all unvaccinated December 5, 2022
    By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in the Columbus, Ohio area, city health officials now report 50 total confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak in November. All 50 cases were unvaccinated children 17 years and younger. Seven out of 10 cases were in children 2 years and younger. No fatalities […]
  • Hong Kong reports 38th melioidosis case of the year December 4, 2022
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 Hong Kong health officials reported an additional confirmed melioidosis infection case had been recorded in the past week (November 26 to December 2), bringing the total cases to 38 in 2022. The case involves a 70-year-old female with diabetes living at Un Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan. She developed dizziness and fever since November […]

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