Typhoid Fever epidemic throughout Zambia

A typhoid fever epidemic is currently occurring throughout Zambia.   Risks are higher in impoverished areas outside the capital city of Lusaka.   Cases of typhoid fever in the local population are usually under-reported. Typhoid fever is a serious and potentially fatal infection caused by…

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Chikungunya in Ecuador

There are currently 1,280 cases  of Chikungunya occurring weekly in Ecuador.  Cases of Chikungunya fever are primarily being reported in Esmeraldas, Manabí and Guaya provinces. Chikungunya is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.  Travellers returning with a fever…

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Dengue Fever Reported In Taiwan

Since January 2015, the Taiwan CDC has reported more than 105 locally acquired cases of dengue fever; they are currently reporting more than 2 cases per week.  Most of the dengue fever cases have been reported in Kaohsiung Municipality and…

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