Monthly Archives: September 2019

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

From 1 through 31 August 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 6 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated death. The cases were reported from Riyadh (3 cases), Taif (1 case), Quriyat (1 case), and Najran (1 case) regions. One of the cases reported […]

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Yellow fever – Nigeria

On 16 July 2019, the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health received information about suspected yellow fever cases in Ndingele ward, Izzi Local Government Area (LGA), Nigeria. The cases had symptoms of fever and jaundice, reported with onset since May 2019. As of 30 August 2019, a total of 84 suspected yellow fever cases, including […]

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    Supporting rapid exchange of public health data is urgent, crucial and laden with challenges

Supporting rapid exchange of public health data is urgent, crucial and laden with challenges

By Jody DeVoll, director of strategic communications, APHL
In an era when digital communications move at blazing speeds, public health laboratories still have to resort to fax, email or phone to exchange data with some partners. Yet, this is only one of the obstacles to rapid exchange of critical public health laboratory data needed […]

By |September 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

What to know about chickenpox in babies

Chickenpox in babies is often mild and resolves without treatment, although there are possible complications. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of chickenpox in babies here. This article includes pictures of babies with chickenpox to aid diagnosis. …read more

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‘Antibiotic resistance in farm animals is rising fast’

Antibiotic resistance is reaching a crisis point not just for humans, but also for farm animals bred for food, global evidence suggests. …read more

By |September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|