Outbreak Investigation


  • New Cases, More Deaths from MERS-CoV Reported
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced two additional laboratory-confirmed cases and two deaths in previously confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Saudi Arabia. The new cases are a 69-year-old male and a ...More
    July 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Sterile Injectable Drug Compounder Distributed Contaminated Drugs Across State Lines
    A federal judge from the U.S. District Court for New Jersey has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Med Prep Consulting, Inc., a pharmacy licensed by the state of New Jersey, and Gerald R. Tighe, the company’s president and owner. The U.S. Department of ...More
    July 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Seven Additional MERS-CoV Cases, Death in Existing Case are Reported
    The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia has announced seven additional laboratory-confirmed cases and a death in a previously confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Four cases have been detected among contacts of confirmed cases in ...More
    June 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Unraveling the Outbreak of Fungal Infections Associated with Contaminated Steroid Injections
    Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describe pathologic findings from 40 case reports of fungal infection in patients who had been given contaminated epidural, paraspinal, or intra-articular steroid injections and correlate these findings ...More
    June 26, 2013 Posted in News
  • Two New MERS-CoV Cases, Death in Previously Confirmed Case are Reported
    The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia has announced two additional laboratory-confirmed cases and a death in a previously confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). One case is a 41-year-old female from Riyadh who had contact with a ...More
    June 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Four New Cases of MERS-CoV Reported to WHO
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced an additional four laboratory-confirmed cases with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The first case is a 43-year-old female in the Eastern Region who has recovered. The other three cases are female ...More
    June 22, 2013 Posted in News
  • Three Additional Cases of MERS-CoV are Confirmed
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has announced an additional three laboratory-confirmed cases with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The first patient is a 42-year-old man with an underlying medical condition from the Eastern region, the second ...More
    June 19, 2013 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Update on New MERS-CoV Case
    The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional laboratory-confirmed case with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The patient is a 14-year-old girl with underlying medical conditions who became ...More
    June 6, 2013 Posted in News
  • FDA Investigates Outbreak of Hepatitis A Illnesses Potentially Associated with a Frozen Fruit Blend
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses potentially associated with a frozen food blend. Townsend Farms, Inc. of ...More
    June 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • MERS-CoV Cases Detected in Italy
    The Ministry of Health in Italy, through the European Union’s Early Warning Response System has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional two laboratory-confirmed cases with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the country. Both ...More
    June 3, 2013 Posted in News