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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 is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today.

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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‘Eat Bulaga’ co-host, Valerie Weigmann, crowned Miss World Philippines 2014

Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, 24-year-old regular co-host of GMA Network’s “Eat Bulaga”, Valerie Weigmann was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 and gets the task of More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Ebola in the US: Frieden calls Texas case a ‘Breach of Protocol’, Sen John McCain wants an ‘Ebola Czar’

With the early morning report of the first domestically acquired case of a Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a Dallas hospital employee, a female nurse, the upper brass at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Chuck Todd: 3rd party candidate in FL getting double digits on I-4 corridor, doesn’t mention name

During a discussion about the November midterm elections on this morning’s episode of Morning Joe, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd referenced the Florida gubernatorial race. Adrian Wyllie “Something weird More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Chinese court fines GlaxoSmithKline almost $500 million for paying bribes

A Chinese court imposed a fine of nearly $500 million on the giant British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for bribery, according to a New York Times report Friday. Image/CIA The fine of a record 3 billion More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Calls about E-cigarettes up 600%: Washington Poison Center

The phenomenon of “vaping” (using an E-cigarette, which resembles smoking) and availability of E-cigarettes and liquid nicotine has dramatically increased over the past several years across the country. Two More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Taiwan: 9-year-old boy has a stroke, How common is pediatric stroke?

A report from the news source, Focus Taiwan today tells the story of a 9-year-old male child who suffered a stroke. It explains the child was a sedentary boy who played video games and ate a diet largely of foods More...

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...

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