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By Guest Author On Friday, July 20th, 2018
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Important facts you need to learn about ESR blood test and its purpose

The ESR blood test or erythrocyte sedimentation rate blood test helps to detect sedimentation rate to find out the degree of inflammation resulting from infectious disease or cancer. There can be various kinds of More...

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 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 Guest Author On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Events in Tasmania Promise a Great Year

With the world economy in flux, Tasmania is on the winning side. Tasmania’s events industry will be busy, with conferences and meetings finding that Tasmania has a lot to offer. This is expected to result in a More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Four AG Pastors die from Ebola while serving in Liberia

While the Ebola outbreak continues in Africa, four Assemblies of God pastors have reportedly also passed away after contracting the Ebola virus. Image/CDC According to AG World Missions in a Sept. 4 statement, More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Infectious diseases and nanopores

It is no secret that human mortality resulting from infectious disease is a global concern. According to the World Health Organization infectious diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis, rank 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...


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