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Not Bird Flu but Close Feb 2010 to ...

by: Bronco Bill

Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 08:56:12 AM EST

Post your news stories that don't seem to be H5N1 news, but might be notable or possibly related. Also, apparent outbreaks of other easily-passible diseases...
Bronco Bill :: Not Bird Flu but Close Feb 2010 to ...
The previous Not Bird Flu But Close diary is here.
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303 Diagnosed With Mumps In NYC Suburbs

Feb 6, 2010 8:29 pm US/Eastern

United States' Largest Outbreak In Years Ransacks Hasidic Jewish Communities In Rockland County New York  

More than 300 people have been diagnosed with the mumps in suburban New York as the nation's largest outbreak of the disease in years continues to spread.

A health official says a total of 303 people in the Rockland County towns of Monsey and New Square have been diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. Almost all the cases are among Orthodox or Hasidic Jews.

Chile: Hantavirus
A young man of 21 years is in a serious state and admitted to the Temuco Regional Hospital, in Chile's Araucania southern region. The youth might have been infected with a hantavirus after having gone to work at a recreational center in the Pucon municipality. The patient came to hospital with severe stomach and chest pains, (Snip) The Institute of Public Health will carry out thorough tests to confirm the [cause of the] student's illness. http://www.ubalert.com/a/14812

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