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Ebola in West Africa. Is it the worst Ebola outbreak ever?

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which saw it’s first cases appear in February 2014 in Guinea, the first time ever seen in west Africa, doesn’t appear to be close to ending as new cases are popping up in new places as we head into June 2014. Public domain image/Mondo Magic This begs to question, is this the worst EVD outbreak ever? If More...

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By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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Canada health officials investigate salmonella outbreaks linked to chia seed powder, bearded dragons

Public Health Agency of Canada and it’s partners are investigating two salmonella outbreaks; one linked to dried sprouted chia seed powder and a second linked to contact with pet bearded dragons. Image/CFIA Canadian More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Pakistan reports Naegleria fowleri death in Karachi man

Pakistan, which recorded an outbreak of the “brain-eating” amoeba, Naegleria fowleri in 2012, which killed 10 people,  has recorded it’s first case and fatality in 2014 in a man from Karachi, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Fifty new salmonella cases reported linked to Foster Farms chicken

In a follow up to an April report, the multistate Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that began some 14 months ago, has grown by another 50 cases during the past six weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Fuego Tortilla Grill being investigated over Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak

A College Station, Texas restaurant has voluntarily closed due to a health investigation into a connection with an intermittent  Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak, according to a The Eagle report Friday. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak affects 37 people in 18 states, linked to frozen mice

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the investigation of a multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened 37 people in 18 states since the beginning of the year. Epidemiologic, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Florida: Dengue fever is ever present in the Sunshine State, Is chikungunya next?

Florida saw dengue fever for the first time in four decades in 2009 when the mosquito borne virus made its appearance in October of that year in Key West. Broward County FloridaImage/David Benbennick Since that More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 11th, 2014
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What is Strongyloides stercoralis ?

Infection with Strongyloides stercoralis, a nematode parasite,  is frequently asymptomatic or may show few clinical signs. However, on occasion it can persist for many years due to autoinfection, and depending More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Salmonella outbreak linked to live poultry reported from 23 states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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CDC targets five Neglected Parasitic Infections in the US

When you think of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), you think of diseases occurring in poor and developing countries. NTDs perpetuate a cycle of poverty that continues from generation to generation. Kissing bug More...


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