German Measles – Syria
An IDP camp north of Raqqa, Syria has reported 60 cases of German measles (rubella) in the past few days. The cases were reported in children and some adults. One death of a child was reported. The Ain Issa camp, about 50 km north of Raqqa, includes approximately 3,000 tents and inhabited by more than 20,000 displaced people from Raqqa and Deir Al-Zour.
Legionnaires Disease – Australia
Victoria’s health regulator is investigating three cases of legionnaires’ disease possibly linked to contaminated cooling towers in central Melbourne. Three men, aged between 52 and 72, reported visiting the CBD before they contracted the bacterial infection in early to mid-February.