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By The Dispatch On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Monkeypox increases in Africa raise concerns

The recent apparent increase in human monkeypox cases across a wide geographic area, the potential for further spread, and the lack of reliable surveillance have raised the level of concern for this emerging zoonosis. Monkeypox/CDC In More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 16th, 2018
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‘Invisible Killers’ highlights dangers of Influenza, Ebola, Smallpox: premieres on March 29

Viruses have shaped our health and our history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are among the three most lethal More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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Thailand dengue cases up an additional 5,000, Actor Por Sahawong in coma

The dengue fever outbreak in Thailand has grown by another 5,000 cases during the past week, according to the Thai Bureau of Epidemiology’s (BOE) latest data. Through November 8, health officials put the case More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, October 24th, 2015
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How To Protect Yourself When Visiting The Hospital

You go to the hospital when you are sick, or to visit a friend or family member when they are sick or getting surgery. Maybe you go to the doctor’s office, rather than the ER, but either way, you risk getting More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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Industry Professionals Unaware of Health and Safety Functions in the Workplace

Recent surveys completed by the Antea Group have brought a troubling issue to light; there is seemingly a conflict between employee values and behaviors when it comes to safety. Whilst the survey showed that around More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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New petition aims to block importation of salamanders, stop spread of disease

The Center for Biological Diversity and Save the Frogs filed a formal petition to the Interior secretary seeking an emergency moratorium on the import of salamanders for the pet trade to prevent introduction of More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Antibiotic-resistant foodborne infections: An ongoing public health threat

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012. Each year, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Alabama salmonella outbreak up to 14 confirmed cases

In a follow-up to a report Monday, as part of the Alabama Department of Public Health’s continuing investigation of a foodborne disease outbreak in Russellville, the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories has confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Alabama salmonella outbreak possibly linked to El Patron

In a follow-up to a report on a salmonella outbreak in Russellville, Alabama, health officials now report during the course of their ongoing investigation, three individuals who had eaten at El Patron restaurant More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Alabama health officials investigate salmonella outbreak in Russellville

Health officials in Alabama are reporting being made aware of a possible salmonella foodborne outbreak in Russellville on Wednesday. SalmonellaImage/CDC The Alabama Department of Public Health Assistant State Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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College microbiology classes linked to Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak

A multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak, which has sickened 41 people in 13 states since last November, has been linked to clinical and college and university teaching microbiology laboratories, according More...

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 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 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 Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Australia: Bandicoot droppings linked to Salmonella Java in Northern Beaches

The Northern Sydney Public Health Unit is reporting an increase in the number of cases of Salmonella among toddlers and young children on the Northern Beaches and warn parents that bandicoot droppings may be the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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CDC investigates Salmonella Cotham outbreak linked to bearded dragons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Author, Mark Jerome Walters discusses his new book, ‘Seven Modern Plagues’

A new book, which examines seven relatively new and emerging infectious diseases and how human action and the change in the ecology, causes them to produce, according to the author, “ecodemics”. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Foster Farms salmonella outbreak up by 43 case since March

The Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken has increased by 43 cases since Mar. 3, bringing the total cases to 524, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today. The More...


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