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CDC Current Outbreak List


  • Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
    Avian flu facts; travel precautions; links to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
  • Chikungunya Virus
    Mosquito-borne viral disease originating in Africa. Causes fever & severe pain in multiple joints, sometimes for months to years. First cases of local transmission in Caribbean Dec. 2013. Over 750,000 cases reported in Caribbean area in less than a year.
  • Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora Infection)
    An intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis.
  • Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
    Latest guidance from CDC for healthcare workers; prevention; signs & symptoms; transmission; risk of exposure; diagnosis; treatment; outbreaks, etc.
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
    Free journal published by Centers for Disease Control.
  • Enterovirus D68
    Hospitals in Illinois are seeing more children than usual with severe respiratory illness caused by non-polio enterovirus D68.
  • Hendra Virus Infection
    A rare, often fatal zoonosis affecting horses and humans in Australia
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
    Caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV, which can cause fever, cough, and shortness of breath. About 30% of those infected died.All cases have been linked to the Arabian Peninsula. First case in U.S,. reported in traveler to Chicago May 2, 2014.
  • Nipah Virus Infection
    Zoonosis originally hosted by fruit bats in south Asia, which causes severe illness in animals and humans
  • Seasonal Influenza
    Latest information from the CDC.
  • Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)
    A lyme-like disease (also known as Masters disease) found mostly in the Southern U.S.
  • Zika Virus
    Mosquito-borne virus with usually mild symptoms. Birth defects such as microcephaly reported in babies of infected mothers.
  • Zika Virus for Health Care Providers (CDC)
    Includes interim guidelines for pregnant women, infants, & prevention of sexual transmission

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