“Don’t wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects” – Roger Zelazny
Sorry been on the road allot. Here’s two new Disease Outbreak News (DONs) flashes to get up to catch up on:
15 August 2013 Poliovirus detected from environmental samples in Israel – update
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the risk of further international spread of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) from Israel to remain moderate to high. This risk assessment reflects evidence of increasing geographic extent of circulation over a prolonged period of time.
11 August 2013 Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update
The National Health and Family Planning Commission, China notified WHO of a new laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. This is the first new confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus since 20 July 2013.