Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sharp flu rebound expected after lifting of COVID distancing measures

New research warns that the United States could experience a severe influenza outbreak after public health measures like face masks and social distancing are lifted. These measures have protected people from COVID-19 and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Paving the way for an Ebola-free West Africa

The 2014–2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa was the worst outbreak of the disease since its discovery in the 1970s. Centered in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the epidemic claimed over 11 300 lives—more than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 900 a day for 1st time

Russia's daily coronavirus death toll surpassed 900 on Wednesday for the first time in the pandemic, a record that comes amid the country's low vaccination rate and the government's reluctance to impose tough restrictions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cholera kills over 2,300 in Nigeria's worst outbreak in years

Cholera has killed more than 2,300 people and infected thousands more, mostly children, in Nigeria since the start of the year, a senior health official said on Monday, in the nation's worst outbreak in years.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Auckland extends COVID-19 lockdown

New Zealand's largest city Auckland will remain in a COVID-19 lockdown for at least another two weeks, although some restrictions will be eased, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.

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Outbreak

Outbreak is a term used in epidemiology to describe an occurrence of disease greater than would otherwise be expected at a particular time and place. It may affect a small and localized group or impact upon thousands of people across an entire continent. Two linked cases of a rare infectious disease may be sufficient to constitute an outbreak. Outbreaks may also refer to epidemics, which affect a region in a country or a group of countries, or pandemics, which describe global disease outbreaks.

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