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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 Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Medford Township: Rabid kitten exposes 13, prompts rabies advisory

A kitten that was submitted for rabies testing on July 25, 2014 has tested positive for rabies.  The kitten was in the vicinity of Eaves Mill Rd, Route 541 and Route 70 in Medford Township, according to government More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Florida confirms ‘locally acquired’ chikungunya cases in St. Lucie, Palm Beach Counties

The Florida Department of Health confirmed two additional locally acquired, or autochthonous cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, bringing the total of such cases to four in the state and the country. Female More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Ebola patient headed for Emory

A plane took off yesterday afternoon headed for Liberia to retrieve the two Ebola patients, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who worked at a medical center operated by the North Carolina-based Samaritan’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Samaritan’s Purse update: Dr. Brantly takes ‘slight turn for the worse’

Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are in stable but grave condition, the Christian Relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse posted on their Facebook page earlier today. Praying Hands (Betende Hände) by Albrecht More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Peace Corps, Samaritan’s Purse leaving West Africa because of ‘increasing spread of the Ebola virus’

The immensity of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has made some volunteer and humanitarian agencies decide to pull out of the “hot zone” countries of that area of Africa. Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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NC physician petitions FDA to ‘fast-track’ Tekmira’s Ebola drug

With the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) raging through West Africa resulting in the largest outbreak of the lethal disease since first found in 1976, one North Carolina physician is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Florida Vibrio vulnificus update: 12 cases reported to date

The latest on the Vibrio vulnificus situation in the state of Florida shows that there has been 12 cases identified by health officials, including 3 fatalities. Vibrio vulnificusImage/Janice Haney Carr This follows More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Samaritan’s Purse workers in Liberia showing ‘slight improvement’ in Ebola battle

The Christian International Relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse issued an update on two workers in the West African country of Liberia who have been battling Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) infections. Image/CIA Dr. More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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‘Ebola in Town’: Ebola awareness via music

A music video by Liberian based trio D-12, Shadow and Kuzzy of 2 Kings offers a message of the things you should do to avoid contracting or spreading the lethal Ebola virus.  The song warns of close personal contact– More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Dr. Kent Brantly update: Brantly Family Statement released

In a follow-up to a earlier story  on the condition of Samaritan’s Purse physician working in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly, the doctor who contracted the dangerous Ebola virus about a week ago, his wife, Amber More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Jamaica records second chikungunya case

Approximately a week after reporting their first chikungunya case, Jamaican health officials say they have confirmed the island’s second imported case of the mosquito borne virus. Currently, there has been More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Dr. Kent Brantly reported in ‘grave condition’ as he battles Ebola

UPDATE: Dr. Kent Brantly update: Brantly Family Statement released In an update on the condition of Samaritan’s Purse physician working in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly, the Christian Post reports the Fort More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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‘Ebola poses little risk to the U.S. general population’: CDC

During a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) telebriefing Monday (Telebriefing starts at the 36 minute mark) on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Deputy Director, National Center for Emerging & More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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Valley fever: A potential serious health risk from Phoenix ‘haboob’

A massive dust storm, or in Arabic “haboob”, some 3,000 feet tall and 30 miles wide (WATCH video) hit Phoenix, Arizona Friday forcing a ground stop at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Ebola update: Historic outbreak continues spinning out of control, 100 new cases reported

The West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has now nearly tripled the previous largest outbreak (Uganda 2000-2001, which had 425 cases) and it seems that it is truly out of control. This is rather unusual More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Texas cyclospora case count jumps to 92

The number of cases of the parasitic infection, Cyclospora, has increased further in Texas, according to state health officials. Oocysts of C. cayetanensis viewed under differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy.Image/CDC More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Nigeria: Suspected Ebola case dies in Lagos

A Liberian man, who was in quarantine for “suspected” Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos, Nigeria, has died, according to Nigerian officials. Image/CIA Thursday on a Nairaland.com forum, an individual More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Dozens of new Ebola cases and deaths reported in West Africa, Sierra Leone’s Dr. Khan still alive according to health ministry

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has increased both in cases and fatalities during recent days according to the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa today.  Between 18 – 20 July 2014, 45 More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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National Hot Dog Day: Americans consume 7 billion hot dogs each summer

Today is National Hot Dog Day, a celebration of a classic summertime food. Hot Dogs, aka frankfurters and wieners, has been around in North America since the 1860s, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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San Diego County man first West Nile virus case since 2012, detected during blood donation screening

A 43-year-old Santee man has the first confirmed local case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2014, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today. This is the first local human case since 2012, according More...

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