Outbreak Investigation


  • 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
  • Officials Investigate Adverse Events Among Patients Receiving Methylprednisolone Acetate Injections
    State and federal health organizations are conducting a cooperative investigation into reports of adverse events among patients in Illinois and North Carolina who received injections of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) after Dec. 6, 2012, produced by Main Street Family ...More
    May 31, 2013 Posted in News
  • CDC's Disease Detectives Share Results from an Investigation of CRE Cases
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week kicked off its 62nd Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference in Atlanta, beginning a week-long conference dedicated to showcasing the life-saving work of its current EIS officers, or “disease ...More
    April 25, 2013 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks
    Salmonella infections don’t just come from contaminated food, they can come from contact with animals, too. Many Salmonella infections occur in people who have contact with certain types of animals. In 2012 there were two records involving outbreaks of human Salmonella ...More
    February 26, 2013 Posted in News