Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Aid group: Most new Ebola cases were not known contacts

The World Health Organization emphasized progress in the fight against Ebola in eastern Congo even as Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that efforts to trace new cases to previous ones are largely failing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers find significant delays in West Nile virus reporting

Mount Sinai researchers found significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus, hampering real-time forecasting of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease, according to a study in the JAMA Network Open ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: 2017 to 2018 saw increase in enterovirus D68 detection

(HealthDay)—Based on active surveillance data of acute respiratory illness (ARI), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) was detected in 0.8 percent of patients in 2017 and in 13.9 percent in 2018, according to research published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mandated neonatal abstinence reporting helps quantify cases

(HealthDay)—Mandated neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) surveillance and reporting allows state health departments to quantify incidence and informs programs and services, according to research published in the Jan. 11 ...

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