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Ross River Virus Strikes Brisbane
Apr 8, 2015 | Noushin Berdjis

Brisbane, Australia is currently the epicenter of the largest outbreak of Ross River Virus the country has experienced since 1996 [2]. As of March...

HIV in Indiana: 81 Cases and Counting
Apr 5, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana declared the state’s current HIV outbreak a public health emergency [1]. As of March 27th, 2015, there was...

Sexual Transmission of Ebola
Apr 1, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

Over the weekend, various news sources announced that the Liberian government recommended indefinite sexual abstinence or condom use for Ebola...

Ebola: One Year Later
Mar 29, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

On March 19, 2014, an article describing an outbreak of an unknown disease in Macenta prefecture, approximately 800 kilometers from Conakry, the...

Three New Ebola Cases in Liberia
Mar 27, 2015 | Noushin Berdjis

The First Case On March 20, 2015 a 44-year old woman in Monrovia became the first confirmed Ebola case in Liberia in a month [1-3]. Prior to this...

H1N1 Mutates in India
Mar 22, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

According to researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), samples of the H1N1 swine flu strain currently ravaging India indicate that...

Virus Crossing Oceans: Chikungunya in the Americas
Sep 29, 2014 | Tobi Skotnes

While countries in Africa are battling the current Ebola outbreak, the Western Hemisphere is battling a chikungunya outbreak that has reached record...

Ebola: To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine
Aug 25, 2014 | Sumiko Mekaru

Throughout the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there have been reports of voluntary and government-ordered isolation and quarantine.  The use...

Ebola 2014: A Rapid Threat Assessment
Aug 5, 2014 | Sumiko Mekaru

Since it was identified in 1976 during simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola has concerned the public due to...

Ebola Confirmed in Conakry, Guinea
Mar 28, 2014 | Anna Tomasulo

At the time of this posting (11h15 EST, March 28 2014), the World Health Organization and Guinea's Ministry of Health have confirmed four cases of...

Measles Reemerges in Vietnam
Feb 28, 2014 | Colleen Nguyen

After three years of relative quiet, measles has reemerged with vengeance in Vietnam. Since January 2014, an outbreak that has spread through twenty-...

Update on Meningitis at Princeton University
Nov 27, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

Since March of this year, New Jersey based Princeton University has been dealing with an onslaught of severe bacterial meningitis cases. Last week,...

Mexico's Cholera Outbreak
Oct 30, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

Mexico has reported at least 176 cases of cholera and at least one death from the disease since health officials first reported the disease on...

Cholera hits Mexico, Central America on alert
Oct 9, 2013 | Sheryl Gordon

An outbreak of cholera in Hidalgo State and the neighboring Federal District of Mexico City has caused 79 cases of disease, including one fatality....

The New Virus on the Block: H7N9 Case Counts, Explanations and Updates
Apr 5, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

The much-awaited springtime seems to have an unfortunate knack for bringing us scary diseases. Almost exactly ten years ago, surgical masks were à la...

Ebola: Still the Scariest Virus Out There?
Apr 3, 2013 | Steven Purcell

Simply uttering the word Ebola is enough to cause a person to cringe, shudder, twitch, or perhaps even recoil in horror. Rightly so. Ebola...

Measles Outbreak Spreading at "Alarming Rate" in Wales
Mar 27, 2013 | Sumiko Mekaru

This week, Public Health Wales warned the measles epidemic in southwest Wales was growing at an "alarming rate" with 432 cases and 51...

Dengue Bites Back
Jan 29, 2013 | Catherine Stecyk

Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that dengue is the world’s fastest-spreading tropical disease. As reported by Reuters, dengue...

Update on the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
Nov 1, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

The WHO announced Friday that there have been 52 cases and 25 deaths of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) reported so far in the Orientale Province of...

Unknown Fever May Be Spreading Across Sudan
Oct 29, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

Radio Dabanga, a news source from central Darfur, reports that a new, unknown fever has killed 37 individuals over the past three weeks in western...

CDC Reports Significant Increase in Variant Swine Flu Cases
Aug 10, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In late July, The Disease Daily reported on a potential outbreak of a variant swine flu (H3N2v), in Indiana, after the State Department of Health...

New Study Names 40 Airports Most Likely to Spread Disease
Jul 27, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently published a report that used mathematical modeling to identify the U.S. airports...

Tuberculosis in Florida and Nowhere to go for Treatment
Jul 11, 2012 | Catherine Stecyk

Tuberculosis, the disease once known as consumption, has remained a global source of concern for centuries. And in Florida, the public-health issue...

Bird Flu Strikes Poultry Farms in Mexico
Jul 6, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

An outbreak of avian flu in western Mexico has killed approximately 870,000 poultry birds since June. The state government of Jalisco has declared a...

Math Model to Predict Malaria Outbreaks in Africa
Jun 18, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Researchers from Ethiopia and Norway have created a mathematical model that can predict a malaria outbreak up to two months before it actually occurs...

Botulism Kills 23 Horses in Maine
May 1, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

  A rare botulism outbreak caused the deaths of 23 horses at the Whistlin’ Willow farm in Gorham, Maine.   Outbreak The 175-acre farm lost 23 of...

Global Disease Outbreaks: How Much Do Americans Know?
Dec 16, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

A recent survey conducted by EcoHealth Alliance has shown that fewer than 1 in 5 people realize that the next pandemic will most likely come from...

Largest U.S. Outbreak of Measles in 15 Years
Oct 27, 2011 | Jane Huston

At the annual Infectious Diseases Society of America conference, held last week in Boston, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported...

Cholera continues to spread in West and Central Africa
Oct 13, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

Since the beginning of 2011, more than 85,000 cases of cholera and 2,466 resulting deaths have been reported in West and Central Africa. According to...

Listeria death toll rises
Sep 28, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 72 cases and 13 deaths due to listeriosis. Health officials are investigating three more...

HealthMap partners with Participant Media on Contagion
Sep 1, 2011 | Anna Tomasulo

A fast moving, airborne, and lethal virus wreaks havoc world wide, killing its victims within days.  Are you ready?  On September 9th, Contagion, a...