Infection Surveillance this Week – July 14, 2014

Infection Surveillance this Week – July 14, 2014
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A man infected with pneumonic plague may have exposed others according to Colorado Department of Public Health. Pneumonic plague is a rare airborne form of the plague spread through coughing and sneezing.
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According to the Huffington Post locals in Guinea’s Ebola outbreak areas are hiding patients “believing hospitalization is a death sentence.” Read more here. 

The CDC investigates how Atypical Mycobacterium Abscessus was introduced to Greenville Health System. Three patients were exposed to the rare bacterial infection during surgery and have since passed away. Families would like answers. Read more here. 

According to Greenville Online, “federal health officials say they are focusing on water as the potential source of the bacteria that infected 15 patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital in recent months and which may have contributed to the deaths of three of them.” Read more here.

As of June 27th the highest number of measles in the U.S., in recent decades, has been reported. The outbreak of measles in large numbers is being seen all over the world. The growing number of measles outbreaks could be due to a decrease in the number of people receiving the  vaccination and opting out of vaccinations all together.  Read more here. 

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