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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...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Results on CDC Food Safety Progress Report a mixed bag

The nation’s food safety grades are out and the results are mixed.  CDC’s annual report card shows that foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States. The rate More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
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Venezuela reports spike in Chagas disease cases in January 2014

The Venezuela Ministry of Health has reported a great surge of the parasitic infection, Chagas disease during the first month of 2014, according to an El Universal report Feb. 4 (computer translated). The “kissing More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
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Discussing foodborne illness with Dr. Doug Powell

Outbreaks of salmonella and the parasite, cyclospora, have been big stories in the news during recent weeks and months. Image/CDC To sort out some of the latest foodborne illness news, food scientist and editor More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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What is Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis?

The story of three Australian women who developed complications from lymphocytic choriomeningitis, which they contracted after receiving organs from one donor and shortly died thereafter was published in a Sydney More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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CDC: Campylobacter, Vibrio food borne infections increase in the US, Salmonella remains constant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate  that about 48 million people, or one in six people in the United States, get sick from eating contaminated food. During a CDC telebriefing today, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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Hepatitis A outbreak in northern Europe likely due to contaminated frozen berries: ECDC

A multicountry hepatitis A outbreak that has affected dozens in the Nordic countries of northern Europe is likely due to frozen berries, according to a European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) More...


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