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  • Jamestown Canyon Virus: 1st case reported in New Hampshire this year July 3, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing that an adult from Loudon, NH, tested positive for Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV). The person was hospitalized with neurological symptoms, has since been discharged and is recovering at home. This is the first detection of a mosquito-borne disease in the State […]
  • Madagascar: Malaria cases up in 2020, Plague cases down July 3, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that the number of malaria cases in the island country has risen in 2020 compared to 2019 numbers. Since the beginning of the year, malaria cases have increased with 663,558 cases recorded since January, including 398 deaths; compared to 402,385 cases in 2019 […]
  • Chicago issues Emergency Travel Order for travelers from states seeing COVID-19 surge July 3, 2020
    Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., Thursday issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for a period of 14 days. The order applies to states that have a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases […]
  • Norway Yersinia enterocolitica outbreak linked to pre-washed spinach product July 3, 2020
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Yersinia enterocolitica O3 outbreak that started in mid-May in Norway, health officials are now saying based on an analysis of patient interviews and purchase information show that 22 of 23 cases (96%) state that they have eaten a pre-washed spinach product the week prior to illness. In one […]

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