Recent Disease Incidents

Automatically extracted from MediSys news items by PULS (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever2018.12.11Democratic Republic of Congotwo new casesEbola spreads further to urban communities in Congo
Unknown Disease2018USA158 cases7 . WORRYING CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Hit Record High There are now 158 confirmed cases of the paralyzing condition in 36 states across the U.S.
Zika--USA/FloridapeopleZika cases at 93 this year 32 Mins As the end of the year approaches, Florida has reported 93 cases of the mosquito-borne Zika
Chronic Wasting Disease2018.12.10USA/Wisconsin11 additional animalsState officials confirm 11 CWD infections on deer farm
paralyzing illness2018.12.10USA/NebraskachildSecond Nebraska case of paralyzing illness confirmed in Sarpy County/Cass County area
mysterious paralyzing illness2018USAcasesRecord count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness; 1 case confirmed in Michigan 36 Mins This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday.
Influenza2018USA/West Virginiasix flu-related deathsRecent study ranks South Carolina the sickest state in U.S.
Tuberculosis2030BangladeshTB deathsExperts demand electoral pledges on TB control in Bangladesh from political parties
Staphylococcus Aureus2018.11RomanianewbornsRomania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug Source: AP
Hepatitis A--USA/KentuckycaseRichmond restaurant employee diagnosed with hepatitis A
Measles--Philippines18 peopleMeasles cases up by 800% in Sarangani
H1N12018.12.10Indiaswine flu patientsINDIA - Number Of Swine Flu Patients Climb To 22 In Indore
Lassa Fever2018.12.09Nigeria'Three peopleNIGERIA - Lassa Fever Kills Three - Afflicts 13 In Edo - Ondo - Gombe - Plateau - Kano
Measles2018.12Chad43 casesChad: West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (4 – 10 December 2018)
outbreak2018.12.07-2018.12.10Democratic Republic of Congo280 peopleEbola Epidemic in DRC Equals the Deadliest in the Region
Anthrax2018Tanzaniamany had suspected cases8 Elephants' Death Mired in Confusion
Tuberculosis2018.12.02-2018.12.08Moldova10 casesNumber of cases of viruses increased in Moldovan capital
Unknown Disease2018.12.09Tanzaniaeight elephantsStrange disease kills 8 elephants in Tanzania: Authorities confirmed
Polio2018.12.10Pakistanpolio casesFawad urges parents to vaccinate their children during anti-polio campaign
Meningitis2018.11Zambiatwo deathsHealth minister unravels ‘mysterious disease’
Measles2018.12.09USA/New Jerseysix suspected casesOfficials: Up to 86 potentially exposed to measles
Leprosy2018.11.30Indialeprosy patientGandhiji Prem Nivas, a leprosy center established by Mother Teresa
rare but fatal brain infection2018.12.09-2018.12.15Seattle womanSeattle womanCareful use of neti pot advised after woman contracts rare but fatal brain infection
toxic algae2018.12.03USA/Floridaeight childrenMust reads before Monday
Escherichia Coli--USA/Louisiananine more casesCDC reports 9 more cases of E. coli from romaine lettuce, including 1 in Louisiana
Rabies2018.12.09Malaysiaconfirmed casesRabies: Two suspected human cases reported in Sarawak
Polio2018.12.09IsraelPolio patientsMinisters endorse bill to make it easier for polio patients
Chronic Wasting Disease--USA/MontanadeerMore deer test positive for wasting disease in Montana
Measles2001-2016USA553 imported measles casesInternational Importations of Measles Virus into the United States during the Post-Elimination Era, 2001‒2016
Yellow Fever2017.01-2018.12Americasconfirmed casesYellow fever in the Americas: Cases since 2017 the highest in decades, a look at Brazil
Salmonella2018.11.06-2018.11.09Singapore47 casesSingapore investigates Salmonella outbreak at Spize Restaurant
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome2018.11.26USA/Montana19 peopleCDC still recommends people be cautious with romaine lettuce
Escherichia Coli2018.12.07USA/Montana52 casesCDC still recommends people be cautious with romaine lettuce
virus2018.12.09Cyprusthis personOusted priest says was deliberately infected with HIV, never gay
Cholera--Yemen10 associated deathsYemen: Outbreak update – Cholera in Yemen, 7 December 2018
Cholera2018.12.07Somalia18 new suspected casesSomalia: Outbreak Update – Cholera in Somalia, 7 December 2018
Meningococcal Disease2018.10AustraliaCruz's seven-year-old sonGrieving mum shares heartache after young son’s tragic death
Salmonella--USA/Tennesseetwo babies6 Salmonella Risk Factors for Babies
Mucormycosis2018.12.06USA/Missouri13 casesFlesh-Eating Fungal Infection Can Follow Natural Disasters, Study Finds
repeated outbreaks2018.12IndiamanHindu monks, activists rally in New Delhi demanding Ayodhya temple
Cholera--ZimbabwepeopleZimbabwe cholera: Doctors’ strike hampers care
Bloodstream Infections2009USAChildrenEpidemiology of Bloodstream Infections in Hospitalized Children in the United States, 2009–2016
Plague2018.12.09Sweden20-year-old womanThis ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans
Escherichia Coli2018.11.20USA/Texas43 peopleShould Congress bring back produce screening?
Rash Syndrome--Seattle womanwomanIf you rinse your sinuses, simple things can save your life
fatal brain-eating amoeba infection--USAWomanWoman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say
Polio2018Afghanistanone caseAfghanistan: Twentieth polio case reported in Afghanistan: the highest number since 2015
Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease2018.07USA/Illinoisthree high-profile casesHand, foot, mouth disease: Causes, symptoms, treatment
Cold2018.12.08CanadadogMontreal-area sisters gather, distribute donations in effort to help city’s homeless
Influenza2018.12.07USA/Nebraskatwo peopleNebraska health officials: 2 flu deaths reported this season