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Robert Herriman

Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He regularly writes about infectious disease news for Examiner.com and administers the Outbreak News section of The Global Dispatch.

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Former Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens’ plan to destroy the Second Amendment: The addition of five words

During an interview with ABCs “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”, former Supreme Court Associate Justice, John Paul Stevens discussed his upcoming book, “Six Amendments”, already considered More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Dengue fever outbreak reported in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado Province

Sixteen dengue fever cases have been confirmed and another nine suspected in the city of Pemba, the capital of the northern Cabo Delgado Province in the southeastern African country of Mozambique, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Filipino nurse tests negative for MERS coronavirus: RITM

In a follow up to a report last week concerning a Filipino nurse working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was exposed to an overseas worker who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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Canada: Additional measles cases reported in Manitoba, Edmonton

Health authorities from Manitoba Health and Alberta Health Services reported new measles cases in the past couple days, including one from a flight from Vancouver. First, Manitoba Public health officials confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 20th, 2014
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WHO Ebola update: Guinea over 200 cases, no changes in Liberia

The latest Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) update from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows the cumulative total of  clinical cases in the West African country of Guinea to be 203, as of Apr. 17. Of this total, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Interview with ‘Nurses who Vaccinate’ founder, Melody Butler

Vaccines, anti-vaxxers and the increases in vaccine preventable diseases are being seen in the news more frequently. The number of sources of misinformation is infinite, so we clearly benefit from the work of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Author, Mark Jerome Walters discusses his new book, ‘Seven Modern Plagues’

A new book, which examines seven relatively new and emerging infectious diseases and how human action and the change in the ecology, causes them to produce, according to the author, “ecodemics”. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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USDA to require reporting of pig viruses

In an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Florida: Alejandra Tobon arrested for unlicensed practice of medicine in Pembroke Pines

A Pembroke Pines woman was arrested this week for performing medical procedures without a medical license, according to a Florida Department of Health news release Thursday. A  joint investigation by  The Florida More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Debbie Gibson writes about her battle with Lyme disease

Singer Debbie Gibson disclosed this week on her blog that since 2013, she has been battling Lyme disease. She writes about it in a post called, “When life hands you a lemon…or Lyme”. Image/Video More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Greece reports first MERS coronavirus case

A 69-year-old Greek man who was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and returned to Greece yesterday, has been confirmed positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to the Greek news More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Dominican Republic reports 17 confirmed chikungunya cases, 767 suspected

The Department of Health in the Dominican Republic has reported 17 confirmed and 767 suspected chikungunya cases in San Cristobol province during the past week, adding to the already ballooning total of cases in More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Hoboken school, Stevens Institute of Technology, reports eight mumps cases

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is investigating an outbreak of mumps in students at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Proper immunization can prevent up to 95 percent of mumps cases. More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Flashback: Penn and Teller on vaccinations

With a group of celebrities on the television and on social media over the past several years making unscientific claims of a vaccine-autism link, and unfortunately, getting a lot of positive attention on these More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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World Immunization Week 2014 begins Thursday

The World Immunization Week campaign kicks off next Thursday, April 24 and continues through April 30 with the World Health Organization noting this year’s theme is “Are you up-to-date?”. Image/WHO According More...

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