Disease Outbreaks

Brazil to vaccinate 23.8 million people against yellow fever

Jan 26, 2018

Brazil is vaccinating more than 20 million people against yellow fever to control a budding outbreak, largest-ever campaign using fractional doses

Sao Paulo shuts parks as yellow fever outbreak kills 70

Jan 23, 2018

Sao Paulo has closed its zoo and botanical gardens as a yellow fever outbreak that has led to 70 deaths picks up steam

Arkansas scabies cases in nursing homes linked to inaction

Jan 22, 2018

A government report says a scabies outbreak at a south Arkansas nursing home spread throughout the facility and into the community after those in charge failed to act

Measles, malnutrition kill nearly 100 in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 22, 2018

A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children

Brazilian state decrees emergency over yellow fever outbreak

Jan 20, 2018

The government of Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais has decreed a state of emergency for its public health system due to the outbreak of yellow fever in 94 of its 853 cities

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

Jan 16, 2018

World Health Organization includes all of Sao Paulo state to its list of areas at risk for yellow fever, recommending all foreign visitors be vaccinated as Brazil prepares for Carnival

Measles kills dozens of children in Indonesia's Papua

Jan 16, 2018

An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province

Virus cause of more than 170 dolphin deaths in Brazil

Jan 11, 2018

Brazilian scientists say a virus is the main cause for the death of close to 200 guiana dolphins in little more than 40 days on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state

Officials: Utah hepatitis A outbreak spread from San Diego

Jan 11, 2018

Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego

San Diego County sees slowdown in Hepatitis A cases

Dec 19, 2017

San Diego County sees slowdown in Hepatitis A outbreak, cases drop from 84 per week average to only 2 in first weeks of December

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