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Outbreak of virulent recombinant HIV strain reported among gay men in Paris region

Public health officials in France have reported an outbreak of a recombinant strain of HIV characterised by a high viral load during early infection and rapid loss of CD4 cells.  The outbreak involved X4 tropic virus, usually associated with more advanced HIV, and is reported in Eurosurveillance by a team led by Dr Marc Wirden… Read More »

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue. “This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University… Read More »

New York City declares a public health emergency amid Brooklyn measles outbreak

Unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others, he said. Under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have… Read More »

New African swine fever outbreak reported in China's Guangzhou

BEIJING (Reuters) – – China’s agriculture ministry on Sunday reported a new outbreak of African swine fever on a farm in the southern city of Guangzhou, which has killed nine of 6,027 pigs. – China has reported more than 90 cases of the incurable disease since it was first detected in the country in early August. Reporting… Read More »