WHO Outbreak Update In Africa - COVID 19, Ebola in DRC, New Cholera Outreak in Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) released its Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks in Africa.  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being closely monitored since its resurgence of Ebola in Beni on 10 April 2020.  The outbreak has gone 27 days without a new case, but the WHO has identified one new probable case of EVD was retrospectively validated in Mabalako, increasing the overall case-count by one.  This case was believed to be infected on 22 May 2020.  The COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand in Africa.  The cumulative case count surpasses 100 000, with an average of 2 000 cases reporte

United States Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Clover Sprouts

As of March 17, 2020, 39 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from six states.  The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O103 infections linked to clover sprouts.