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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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There was ‘most definitely’ a dengue fever outbreak in Houston in 2003: Baylor researcher

As was reported last week, there was a fascinating retrospective study published in the journal, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, where the Baylor College of Medicine research team led by Dr. Kristy Murray More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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New radio show, ‘Outbreak News This Week’ to premiere Saturday on the Tan Talk Network

The Global Dispatch is proud to announce its next media venture- a new, niche radio program geared toward news and information about infectious diseases. The show, Outbreak News This Week will feature the latest More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Baylor researchers discover dengue virus in Houston: Study

A retrospective study analyzing blood samples in Houston, Texas reveals that the virus that causes dengue fever was locally acquired, according to researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Photo/CDC-James More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Jodi Sta. Maria wins battle over dengue, thanks fans for the prayers

After about a week of absence from the popular Philippines TV drama, Be Careful with my Heart, it is reported that the actress that plays Maya dela Rosa, Jodi Sta. Maria is back on the set after being hospitalized More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 4th, 2013
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Florida releases Vibrio vulnificus informational video as state reports 27 cases

In light of all the publicity surrounding the Vibrio vulnificus cases and fatalities across the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Health has released an informational video on the bacterium, which features More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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Florida: New case of dengue fever brings Martin County total to 21

The Florida Department of Health in Martin urges residents to continue to take precautions against mosquito borne illness. Aedes aegypti Image/CDC Routine surveillance has confirmed one additional case of dengue More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Florida: Martin County sentinel chicken program reveals the presence of St. Louis encephalitis virus

In the same area of Martin County, Florida where they have reported at least 20 locally acquired cases of the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever, health officials announced today that sentinel chickens has More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Martin County health officials complete dengue fever community survey, total cases remain unchanged

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County announced yesterday the completion of the dengue fever community survey conducted in the Rio and Jensen Beach, according to a health department press release. Aedes More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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Dengue fever cases now at 20 on Florida’s Treasure Coast

Martin County health officials have confirmed two additional cases of dengue fever, bringing the total to 20 locally acquired cases in the Rio and Jensen Beach area, according to a press release issued Sept. 18. Health More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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Dispatch Radio: Amoeba awareness, Jamie Grace, war with Syria and other news

SEPTEMBER 14   Guests include: Jeremy Lewis, father of Kyle Lewis and co-founder of the Kyle Gracin Lewis Amoeba Awareness Foundation and Heidi LaMeyer, mother of Hailee LaMeyer, and Education and Advocacy More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Florida dengue cases continue to rise, 18 cases now confirmed

In a follow up to the dengue fever situation on Florida’s Treasure Coast, Martin County health officials say the case total now stands at 18. This is up from 15 reported last week. Aedes mosquito Image/CDC According More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Florida blood bank, OneBlood, temporarily suspends blood donations from Martin and St. Lucie Counties due to dengue fever

The Treasure Coast counties of Martin and St. Lucie Counties have reported as of last week, at least 15 cases of locally acquired dengue fever (With a update scheduled today, the case count is likely higher).   Blood More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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Philippines: 175 chikungunya fever cases reported in Western Visayas

The latest numbers of confirmed chikungunya fever cases in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines have been released with 175 cases of the mosquito borne viral disease being reported by the Department of More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Four more dengue fever cases reported on Florida’s Treasure Coast

The Martin and St. Lucie counties’ health departments issued a health alert Friday, Aug. 30, confirming four additional cases of dengue fever, bringing to total number of cases reported to 11 since the first More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Dengue fever in Florida: A few words with Martin County Environmental Health Director, Bob Washam

With the first cases of dengue fever being reported in the United States on Florida’s eastern coast, health officials are implementing every weapon in the arsenal to get this situation under control.   Female More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
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Hateful letter to autistic teen, Egypt, dengue fever in Florida, defeat Lindsey Graham and Light for the Lost golf tourney – Dispatch Radio

AUGUST 24 Our guests include: Bob Washam, Director of Environmental Health for the Florida Department of Health in Martin County to discuss the dengue fever situation on Florida’s Treasure Coast Dengue Fever More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Dengue fever confirmed in Miami-Dade County, Treasure Coast total now at seven cases

After reports of  “locally-acquired” dengue fever cases in Martin and St. Lucie Counties on Florida’s east coast, their neighboring county to the south, Miami-Dade announced Friday the confirmation More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
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Martin County confirms one more dengue fever case, brings the total in Florida’s Treasure Coast to four

In a follow-up to a story last week, The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has issued a health alert today for mosquito-borne illness following the confirmation of one additional case of locally acquired More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 24th, 2013
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Angola dengue fever outbreak claims 10 lives since March

The dengue fever outbreak in the Luanda Province of Angola continues to grow according to a Xinhua report today. The latest numbers from the southern African nation shows that since March there has been at least More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 27th, 2013
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Singapore continues to see the numbers of dengue and chikungunya fever cases rise VIDEO

Despite intensive mosquito-control operations and getting citizens involve in dengue prevention with the “Do the Mozzie Wipeout” campaign, the cases of mosquito borne diseases in the city-state continue More...



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