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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Egypt: Kirollos Atallah sentenced to six years in jail for ‘Liking’ a Facebook page

Religious freedom in Egypt may be eroding faster than realized as news broke of a Coptic Christian who has been sentenced to years in prison after liking a particular Facebook page. Kirollos Atallah, 29, endured More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Egypt: Verdict for Hosni Mubarak ‘war crimes’ delayed until November

The judge charged with sentencing Egypt’s fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak postponed the verdict on Saturday in a court session which seemed to suggest that the former president may be acquitted of his most serious More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Israel and Hamas ceasefire leads to more talks, terrorists still refusing to disarm

Israel and the terrorist group Hamas are once again under a 72-hour ceasefire, as world leaders push for the opposing sides to negotiate a permanent peace agreement and end the month-long conflict. The ceasefire 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 The Dispatch On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Chikungunya and dengue fever anti-viral invented by Florida researcher

The Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida®), a leading non-profit biomedical research institute, today announced a key milestone achievement in developing novel approaches for the prevention More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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State Department on Christianity in Middle East: ‘shadow of its former self’

The State Department issued a shocking report on the state of religious freedom around the world this week, noting that Christianity in the Middle East, especially Syria, is becoming a “shadow of its former 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 Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Joel Peralta, may have contracted chikungunya in the Dominican Republic

The Rays right-hander, Joel Peralta will likely be sidelined for a period as he battles a suspected case of chikungunya, according to the team website. Peralta, who is from the Dominican Republic, traveled to More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Malaysia reports nearly 300 dengue fever cases today, total cases near 50,000 for 2014

The dengue fever epidemic in Malaysia continues chugging along as 292 cases of the mosquito borne virus were reported on July 18, including 125 cases reported in Selangor alone, according to the Malaysian Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Chikungunya: Florida reports first locally acquired cases in the US

Seven months after the first autochthonous chikungunya cases were reported in the Western hemisphere in early December, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has reported two locally acquired cases of the mosquito More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Hamas rejects ceasefire, Israel resumes attack, update from Tel Aviv

Violence in Israel and Gaza paused briefly when Israel agreed to Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire. After Hamas rejected the ceasefire proposal, Israel’s bombing campaign continued. According to the Israeli prime More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Singapore reports sharp rise in dengue fever, issues advisory

A sharp rise in dengue fever cases during the past week in Singapore has prompted health officials to issue an advisory earlier this week. The National Environmental Agency (NEA) reported nearly 900 cases of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Locally acquired dengue fever reported in Miami-Dade County

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County officials received confirmation of the first locally acquired case of dengue Fever in Miami-Dade County in 2014 on Wednesday, according to a health department press More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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‘The Unexplained Files’ season 2 on Science Channel set for July premiere

THE UNEXPLAINED FILES, Science Channel’s most watched series of 2013, is returning on Tuesday, July 29 at 10 PM ET/PT for a second season of examining strange, mind-boggling phenomena that science cannot – or More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Malaysia dengue count continues to climb

The number of dengue fever cases in Malaysia jumped another 4,000 from the June 7 total of 38,000 to hit 42,000 on June 21, according to an AFP report Tuesday. In the same two-week period, seven more fatalities More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Paraguay reports first chikungunya case

The Paraguay Health Ministry has issued a public alert after the discovery of the country’s first imported chikungunya case, according to a Prensa Latina report (computer translated). Aedes aegyptiImage/CDC According More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 29th, 2014
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Brazil: Sao Paulo reports 12,500 dengue fever cases in 2014 to date

The dengue fever tally in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has reached 12,500 cases to date, increasing by about 1,000 cases during the past week, according to a Prefeitura de Sao Paulo notice published June 26 (computer More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Oklahoma: 2nd chikungunya case reported in Tulsa County

A second case of imported chikungunya has been reported in a Tulsa County resident, Oklahoma health officials report Thursday. Like the first case reported last week, the new case had recently traveled to the Caribbean. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Mexico reports first imported chikungunya case in traveler to Antigua and Barbuda

The Mexico Health Secretariat has confirmed the first imported case of a person infected with the chikungunya virus, according to a CNN Mexico report Thursday (computer translated). Image/CIA A woman from Jalisco More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Virginia Tech researchers develop chromosome map for Aedes aegypti, compare to Anopheles for disease prevention

Virginia Tech entomologists have developed a chromosome map for about half of the genome of the mosquito Aedes agypti, the major carrier of dengue fever and yellow fever.  A female Aedes aegypti mosquitoImage/CDC With More...

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