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What virus was there in 2016?
2016 – Zika Virus In November of 2016, 84 countries were reported to have Zika virus cases in the Americas, with the first cases reported in Brazil, then spreading in high numbers to New York, Florida and Texas.
Was Ebola a pandemic or an epidemic?
Ebola has so far only affected African countries and occasional cases outside of the continent have been rapidly contained. But the virus could mutate to spread more easily between people, making it more of a pandemic threat.
How many Zika virus cases were there in 2016?
A total of 37,699 cases were reported during the year 2016-2018, with Bolivia and Panama having 1,736 and 2,752 suspected cases of zika infection. The WHO reported the highest incidence of microcephaly in 2017, with 44 cases in total. However, there were no reports available during 2019 (24).
Is Zika still a concern in Florida?
There is no current local transmission of Zika virus in the continental United States, including Florida and Texas, which reported local transmission of Zika virus by mosquitoes in 2016-17.
Where was the 2015 outbreak of STEC O26?
The majority of these cases were reported from Oregon and Washington during October 2015. In December 2015, the CDC reported five people infected in three states with a different, rare strain of STEC O26: Kansas (1), North Dakota (1), and Oklahoma (3).
Who is most at risk for HUS outbreak?
Very young children and the elderly are more likely than others to develop severe illness and HUS, but even healthy older children and young adults can become seriously ill. In this particular outbreak, the age range of ill patients is 1 – 67 years. What Do Consumers Need To Do?
Who is involved in the Chipotle E coli outbreak?
Who Should be Contacted? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials investigated two outbreaks of E. coli O26 infections. On February 1, 2016, the CDC announced that the outbreak appears to be over.
How is the STEC O26 outbreak related to Chipotle?
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed on STEC O26 isolates from 36 ill people from the first outbreak. All 36 isolates were highly related genetically to one another.