Top 5 infectious disease posts for January 2023


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Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for January 2023:

5. Dengue cases in the Philippines exceeded 200,000 for the year 2022

The number of reported dengue cases in the Philippines this year has exceeded 200,000, according to the latest data from the Department of Health’s Office of Epidemiology.

4. Malaysia is advising the public on how to avoid Naegleria fowleri after South Korea reported its first case

The Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM) said the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) confirmed that a South Korean man in his fifties died on December 21, 2022 after contracting the amoeba. Naegleria Fowleri.

3. Denmark has reported a “sharp increase” in group A streptococcal infections, including invasive cases

The Danish Serum Statens Institute (SSI) reports that more and more people in Denmark are currently being diagnosed with group A streptococcus infection, and the increase has now reached a level far above normal for this time of year.

2. Seattle: Officials are investigating a GI outbreak linked to the Tamarind Tree restaurant

Public health officials announced they are investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness associated with vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramps, fever and chills at the Tamarind Tree restaurant in Seattle.

1.Norovirus outbreak on recent P&O Cruises, Arcadia, voyage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ship Sanitation Program reported a norovirus outbreak on P&O Cruises’ last cruise, Arcadia, in a Jan. 6 announcement.

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