Recent Disease Incidents

Automatically extracted from MediSys news items by PULS (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Herpes--UKtoddlerToddler nearly died after catching herpes from a KISS
Food Poisoning2017USA/Washington10 peopleSeattle Food Poisoning Outbreak
Tuberculosis2030Syriaall casesWHO Ministerial Conference pledges to ending TB by 2030
West Nile Virus2017.11.02-2017.11.09Romaniatwo casesmosquito-borne disease (518)
Trichomoniasis2017CanadabirdsBring out the bird feeders, deadly virus outbreak likely over
Cholera2017.11.16Yementwo deathsYemen: 934,587 cholera cases as of November 16
Dengue--Sri Lankadengue casesSri Lanka: Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health: Dengue update, 16 November 2017
infection2017.09USA/California15 peopleCalifornia officials probe source of Legionnaires’ cases
Tuberculosis2017.11.15ChinaMore than 20 cases90% fit for school after TB outbreak
Legionella2017.11.16USA/CaliforniaTwo peopleLegionnaires' cases linked to Disneyland expand to 15
Measles--Ireland17 casesVaccine drive call after 17 measles cases
Shigellosis--USA/Floridaone reported caseLake Orienta Elementary School students continue to get sick after 1 The Seminole County school district is planning a deep cleaning of an elementary school after
Meningococcal Disease2017.11.23USA/Massachusettsthird caseUMass: 'There is no third case of meningitis'
simple infection2017.10ChinagirlRussian child model who died in China ‘may have been poisoned’ The Independent
Legionella Longbeachae2005New Zealand (Aotearoa)three peopleTwo more Legionnaires' cases reported in Canterbury
Polio2017.11.15Philippinestwo babiesDOH-Central Visayas convenes body to probe 2 kids’ deaths
Tuberculosis2018.03.24Russiamost peopleMSF and Stop TB Partnership at Global Ministerial Meeting on TB: High TB Prevalence Countries Must Urgently Meet New Global Testing and Treatment Standards
Gastroenteric Syndrome2017.11.14Cambodiatwo young womenWinnipeg woman, 27, dies at Cambodian hostel
Tuberculosis2017USA/New Yorkfour casesSyracuse high school to test students, staff for TB
Chronic Wasting Disease2017.11.05-2017.11.11USA/MontanadeerOfficials suspect second case of chronic wasting disease
Dengue2017.10.04India19 dengue-related deathsWest Bengal: BJP leader Babul Supriyo lashes out at TMC govt over dengue management in state
Measles2017.03South Africa35 casesMeasles Outbreak in South Africa
Leprosy2017Indonesia311 peopleEarly detection finds new leprosy cases: City Health Agency
Legionella2017.11.05-2017.11.11New Zealand (Aotearoa)all 10 casesChristchurch Legionnaires' disease outbreak leaves 10 people in hospital
occupational disease2017.11.15South KoreaSamsung workerSamsung worker killed by brain tumor wins compensation case
Congenital Syphilis2017CanadababiesSyphilis, other sexually transmitted infections spike in Alberta
Syphilis2017Canadathose casesSyphilis, other sexually transmitted infections spike in Alberta
Bacterial Meningitis2017.10.24USA/MassachusettsOne studentNew England news in brief
Influenza2017.11.14USA/South Carolinafirst flu deathSC’s first flu death of the season reported in Upstate
West Nile Virus2017USA/CaliforniaPasadena Star-News More peopleCalifornia sees increase in West Nile virus deaths this year, compared to 2016
Hepatitis2017.10USA/CaliforniaAt least 20 deathsIn California, housing crunch exacts toll as hepatitis deaths grow
Cold2017.11.14Iranat least 450 peopleIran (Islamic Republic of): Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold
Malaria2017AngolacasesOver 40,000 cases of malaria recorded in Saurimo
Food Poisoning--Turkeynasty caseHealth Tip: Cook Your Turkey Safely
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever2017.11.06UgandavictimsUganda grapples with new Marburg disease outbreak
Polio2017.11.09GLOBAL14 casesAfghanistan: Statement by UNICEF South Asia Regional Director, Jean Gough, from Afghanistan and Pakistan border
Poliovirus2017Afghanistanwild poliovirus casesAfghanistan: Statement by UNICEF South Asia Regional Director, Jean Gough, from Afghanistan and Pakistan border
Cold2017.11.10BeninmanHoodlums hack man to death in Edo
Anaplasmosis2017USA/MainecasesTick-borne anaplasmosis on the rise in Maine
chronic end-stage renal disease2017.11USA/Oklahomaveterinary staffKofi the African lion dies of renal disease at Tulsa Zoo
rapid spread--West Springfield fire20 peopleElderly man died following West Springfield fire
Legionella2017.10.31-2017.11.13Lisbon hospital46 confirmed casesLegionnaires' outbreak death toll increases to five
cardiovascular diseases2040Germanytwo sufferersMerck and International Diabetes Federation Partner to Help Address Global Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic
H1N12017Indiaeven a single caseIndia sees over 20-fold rise in swine flu cases
Dengue2017.11.12Nepalat least one dengue patientDengue spreading in Rautahat
rare and painful skin disease2017.11.08USA/Kansasmissing elderly womanNacho Libre delivers for Walnut River Brewing Co.
Bubonic Plague--Madagascarat least 140 livesPlague Outbreak in Madagascar claims 140 Lives, Number of Affected Likely to Increase
disease2017.11.12USA/MissouriMore than 40 casesChronic wasting disease creeps up amid deer season
Influenza2017.11.04USA/Maryland145 reported casesMaryland health officials investigate stomach flu outbreak
Legionnaires disease--USA/CaliforniaOne patientDisneyland shuts down cooling towers after cases of Legionnaires