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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 Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Rand Paul was correct on his Carter-Reagan comments

The buzz online and on the talking head shows today was an article by Mother Jones writer, David Corn, who dug up a half-dozen videos showing a pre-Senate Rand Paul critiquing the spending of conservative myth, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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Vietnam measles death toll up to 127, pneumonia a major complication

As the death toll from measles in the current outbreak in Vietnam continues to rise, doctors are noting that a common complication to the viral disease being seen in pneumonia, according to a Thanh Nien news report More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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CDC investigates Salmonella Cotham outbreak linked to bearded dragons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Philippines: Moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Ilocos Sur

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck about 70 kilometers of the coast of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon early this morning, according to the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) The More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Ebola outbreak: Guinea death toll up to 136

The situation in west Africa with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has shown increases in both clinically compatible cases and fatalities in Guinea, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today. Photo/CDC The More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Zambia reports sleeping sickness outbreak in Lusaka Province

An outbreak of the deadly parasitic disease, African sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis has been reported in Rufunsa District in Lusaka Province according to Member of Parliament Kenneth Chipungu. ZambiaImage/CIA The More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Philippines DOH still looking for 174 Etihad Airlines passengers, issue health alert for int’l travelers

Health officials in Manila have published a list of passengers today that arrived to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Tuesday on Etihad Airlines flight EY0424 that have yet to coordinate with the Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Brazil unleashes genetically modified mosquitoes in battle with dengue fever

With a total of 1.4 million dengue fever cases in 2013 and the estimated 500,000 visitors arriving soon in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer, Brazilian health officials have released “The world’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Philippines: MERS-CoV in Batangas hospital? Three patients under observation

Philippine news agency, ABS-CBN is reporting that at least three patients at the Batangas Medical Center (BMC) have been isolated and are under observation for suspected Middle east Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus More...

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...

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