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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Dengue Fever Cases Reported in Chile

A resident of Easter Island, Chile was diagnosed with non-travel related dengue fever on February 20th, 2015.   The patient had been diagnosed previously with dengue fever during an outbreak in 2002.   Current lab work on the patient is compatible with a second…

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak

January 21, 2015 California health officials have linked 42 cases of measles in the state to an outbreak that began at Disneyland.  59 cases have been diagnoses in California and another 8 related cases have been reported in Utah, Washington,…

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