What epidemic happened in 2015?

Western African Ebola virus epidemic

Country Cases Last update On 9 June 2016 by WHO
Nigeria 20 Outbreak ended 19 October 2014
Mali 8 Outbreak ended 18 January 2015
United States 4 Outbreak ended 21 December 2014
Italy 1 Outbreak ended 20 July 2015

What is ILI outbreak?

Influenza-like illness (ILI) for residential care facilities is defined as: Sudden onset of symptoms, AND at least one of the following three respiratory symptoms: cough (new or worsening) sore throat.

What are the top five most commonly reported notifiable diseases in the US?

Annual Summaries of Notifiable Diseases

  • Cholera.
  • Cryptosporidiosis.
  • Cyclosporiasis.
  • Giardiasis.
  • Hepatitis A.
  • Legionellosis.
  • Malaria*
  • Salmonellosis.

Which item must be passed from person to person in order to acquire an infectious disease?

Infectious diseases commonly spread through the direct transfer of bacteria, viruses or other germs from one person to another. This can happen when an individual with the bacterium or virus touches, kisses, or coughs or sneezes on someone who isn’t infected.

What is the most common virus in humans?

The most common type of viral disease is the common cold, which is caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat). Other common viral diseases include: Chickenpox. Flu (influenza)

How did the 2015-2016 flu season compare to previous seasons?

The 2015-2016 flu season started a little later than the previous three flu seasons. The season also peaked later. While H3N2 viruses predominated early in the season, H1N1 viruses were the most common later in the season and were the predominant virus for the entire season.

What are the signs and symptoms of the flu?

Signs and symptoms of influenza can include: fever (a temperature of 38°C or higher) cough sore throat runny or stuffy nose body aches headache chills stomach upset, vomiting or diarrhoea.

What was the peak week of flu season in 2016?

The peak week of flu activity in terms of influenza-like illness (ILI) for the 2015-2016 season was the week ending March 12, 2016. This is one of the later season peaks on record.

What is influenza?

Influenza. Influenza – or the flu – is a virus that spreads quickly from person to person. Symptoms include fever, chills, aches, runny nose, a cough and stomach upset. Immunisation is your best defence against the flu.