CDC Health Advisory – Increased Risk of Dengue Virus Infections

The US CDC issued a Health Advisory to notify healthcare providers, public health authorities and the public of an increased risk of dengue virus (DENV) infections in the United States in 2024. Dengue is the most common mosquito-borne disease in the world. Global incidence of dengue in 2024 has been the highest ever on record. […]

Meningococcal Disease Cases Linked to Travel to Saudi Arabia

The CDC has issued a health advisory regarding 12 cases of meningococcal disease linked to KSA (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) travel which have been reported to national public health agencies in the United States. These were all related to travel for Umrah, one of the Muslim pilgrimages. Meningitis is a dangerous and potentially fatal […]

Ongoing Multi Country Cholera Outbreak in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that since the beginning of 2023, a cumulative total of 825,000 cases and 5900 deaths from cholera were reported from 31 countries across the globe. Cholera is a bacterial infection acquired from contaminated food and water, prevalent in areas with poor sanitation and lack of clean drinking water, or […]