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  • Florida reports 53 animal rabies cases in the first eight months of 2021 September 17, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology has reported 53 confirmed animal rabies cases since the beginning of the year through August 31. Of the 53 animals, raccoons accounted for more than half with 27, followed by foxes with 14. Leon and Orange counties saw the most cases during this period with […]
  • Vibrio vulnificus cases reported in Clay and Volusia counties, Florida September 17, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Florida state health officials reported two additional Vibrio vulnificus cases this week in Clay County and Volusia County. This brings the cumulative total through September 17 to 22 cases– Clay, Duval, Escambia (3), Hernando, Hillsborough (2), Lee (2), Leon, Manatee (2), Orange, Palm Beach, Polk (2), Santa Rosa (2), Seminole, Taylor and Volusia. […]
  • Los Angeles reports outbreaks of dog flu and leptospirosis September 17, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Los Angeles County health officials are reporting dog outbreaks of canine influenza H3N2 and leptospirosis in recent months. Canine influenza Between July and August 18, 2021 a total of 10 confirmed cases and 46 suspected cases of CIV H3N2 in dogs have been reported in LA County.  Most of the cases were associated […]
  • Naegleria fowleri & the host immune response September 17, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals. Infections can happen when contaminated water enters the body through […]

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