Rubella – Japan
Japanese health officials reported an additional 134 rubella cases the last week of September, bringing the total cases this year to 952 according to data reported by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. This total is more than 10 times the total cases reported in 2017 (93). Tokyo alone has accounted for more than 300 cases.
Legionnaires Disease – New York, USA
One person has died of Legionnaires’ disease in a cluster of 16 cases in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, New York City health officials confirmed on Wednesday.