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  • New Mexico reports increase in norovirus outbreaks May 11, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating multiple outbreaks of norovirus around the state. The Department is recommending precautions be taken, especially around the very young, the elderly and those at any age with weakened immune systems. They are at risk for more serious illness due to norovirus infection. Norovirus is […]
  • Uganda CCHF update: 2nd case confirmed May 11, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) situation in Kikuube district in the western part of the country, health officials report a second case epidemiologically linked to the case patient as a primary contact. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first case was confirmed on 28 April 2021 in […]
  • Philippines COVID-19: Indian variant, B.1.617, detected in OFWs May 11, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported Tuesday the first two cases of the more transmissible Indian B.1.617 variant in the country. The two individuals infected with Covid-19 variant from India are both male overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). One of the two patients is a 37-year-old OFW from Oman, while the other one […]
  • Reunion dengue outbreak nears 10,000, Pilot tests for release of sterile mosquitoes begins May 11, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The dengue epidemic continues on Reunion Island: indicators are still increasing, illustrating a larger epidemic this year than at the same date last year. In 2019 and 2020, there were 18,206 and 16,050 cases, respectively. Through May 4, 9,740  confirmed dengue cases have been reported since the beginning of the year, including 289 hospitalizations […]

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