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Chikungunya Outbreaks Accelerate and Turn Fatal

In Travel Vaccine News by Travel Vaccine

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today published an Epidemiological Alert regarding chikungunya outbreaks in the Region of the Americas. The PAHO confirmed this mosquito-borne virus is expanding to new areas with an unusually high number of cases and related fatalities.
During the first eight epidemiological weeks of 2023, 115,539 cases and 33 fatalities due to chikungunya infection were reported.
The greatest incidence rates were observed in Paraguay (1,128 cases per 100,000 pop.) and Brazil (14.2 cases per 100,000 pop.).

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Norovirus Upsets Spring Break for Cruisers

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed more than 300 people became ill on a Galveston, Texas, based cruise ship last week.
On March 7, 2023, the CDC's Investigation Update regarding vomiting and diarrhea on the Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess voyage #RU305P determined: