Epidemiological update: Polio in Israel, 14 October 2013
As of 3 October, wild-type poliovirus 1 (WPV1) was still being isolated in wastewater treatment plants across the country with some areas indicating an inconsistent or discontinued detection. However, no new sites in Israel with WPV1 in sewage were detected since the start of the bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) immunisation campaign, according to personal communication from the Ministry of Health in Israel.
Epidemiological update: Polio virus in sewage and human faecal samples in Israel, August 2013
In May 2013, Israel announced the detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in the south of the country (1). As reported until mid-August, during the routine monitoring of sewage samples the virus had been found in 67 sewage samples from 24 sampling sites since February 2013.
West Nile fever maps, 27 September 2012: 20 new cases in the EU and 33 in neighbouring countriesArchived
Twenty new human cases of West Nile fever have been reported for the EU and 33 for its neighbourhood over the past week.
West Nile fever maps, 30 August 2012: 24 new cases in the EU and 83 in neighbouring countriesArchived
Twenty four new human cases of West Nile fever have been reported for the EU and 83 for its neighbourhood over the past week.
Protracted rheumatic manifestations in travelersArchived
This paper describes a small retrospective observational study of Israeli travellers presenting to a tropical medicine clinic with a history of prolonged (4 weeks), non-traumatic arthralgia or arthritis over a 5 year period.