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Disease Update - Monday, July 13th, 2015

    Enterovirus detections are up. Enterovirus infections peak in summer. Enterovirus PCR on blood and CSF should be considered in all febrile infants and for those presenting with meningitis, especially with negative gram stains. Enterovirus causes a range of other illnesses – hand, foot and mouth disease, herpangina, pleuritis, pneumonia, myopericarditis, encephalitis, myelitis, neonatal sepsis, and of course, non specific febrile illness with or without rash. A common myth is that enteroviruses cause acute gastroenteritis; significant diarrhea is very uncommon.(Sawyer MH Semin Pediatr Infect Dis 2002;13:40-7)

 Surveillance Reports & Bulletins

Comprehensive_Germ Watch Weekly Surveillance Dashboard_week of 7.12.2015.pdf
ED Travel Screen and Risk assessment 20150615.pdf
MERSCoV Update 6 22.15.docx
Travel Screening Country List and Map 20150615.pdf

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