Taiwan – Rat Lungworm
The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced five confirmed cases of angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm, in foreign workers from Thailand. All five cases have consumed raw or undercooked apple snails and they are all currently hospitalized for treatment.
Rabies in Thailand
Animal rabies in Thailand is at outbreak levels so far in 2018, with 359 confirmed cases of rabies reported in 37 provinces since the beginning of the year.
Measles – Europe – Update
European health officials reported 1,073 cases of measles from 15 countries in Jan. 2018. Greece and France reported the most cases with 431 and 231 cases reported, respectively. Other countries reporting a significant number of cases in January include Italy (168) and Romania (100).
Rabies – South Africa
Three people including two children have so far succumbed to rabies in KwaZulu-Natal after a recent outbreak in the province. KZN’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed via a press release on Friday that there has been a spike in rabies cases in the province with reported instances affecting the South Coast, Durban, eMpangeni and Richard’s Bay.