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Outbreak Watch: Hand Foot Mouth Disease in China

Case counts in China of Hand Foot Mouth Disease are spiking well above forecasted levels.

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Singapore Experiencing Fresh Zika Cases

In Singapore, while only 1 Zika case was reported in the last week, 33 cases have been reported in 2017, most of them in the past month. Singapore is the only country in SE or East Asia with a current travel advisory issued by the CDC. It is unlikely that Zika transmission is contained to …

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Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

In Brazil, between December 2016 and May 15th, 2017, there have been 715 confirmed cases of yellow fever, including 240 deaths. 6 states in Brazil have confirmed local transmission, while 5 other countries – Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Suriname – have a few reported suspected or confirmed cases. As the weather cools in the …

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New Ebola Outbreak Tests International Response

A new outbreak of Ebola virus is ongoing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since the first new Ebola case died on April 22nd, 29 suspected cases and 3 deaths have been reported in Northern DRC, including the areas of Nambwa, Mouma, and Ngay. The response to the outbreak has been swift, including contact tracing, …

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Zika Virus in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is in peak season for Zika and dengue transmission. The spread of Zika in the region has been slower than in the Americas, though over 1200 cases of Zika have been reported across the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore, and more countries continue to report new infections, including Malaysia, Cambodia, and Indonesia. The slower …

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Hepatitis A Outbreak in Taiwan

In line with the Ascel Bio forecast, hepatitis A cases have increased since December 2015 and peaked in early May 2016. Ascel Bio projects a steep decline in hepatitis A cases over the summer months of 2016. Both Ascel Bio forecasts and confirmed cases of hepatitis A show that hepatitis A infections in Taiwan have …

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Decreasing Incidence of Dengue and Zika in Brazil

by Diana Higuera Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika cases are decreasing in Brazil. The Ascel Bio forecast shows a downward trend in the cases of Dengue after a peak during late March and early April. Cases are expected to drop during the first week of June. This pattern is consistent with the seasonal peak observed in …

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