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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Tickborne diseases: It’s not just Lyme disease

Ticks are arachnids, like spiders, scorpions and mites,  from the Class Arachnida. While most tick bites do not transmit infectious disease, some very serious infections can be contracted from the bite of this More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Mumps outbreak at Fordham: Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses affected

The outbreak of the viral infection, mumps, has spread to two Fordham University campuses affecting 13 people this week, according to a PIX 11 report Thursday. The University is working closely with the New York More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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West Nile virus has cost the US $778 million in health care expenditures and lost productivity since 1999: Study

In a study of the economic impact of West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States, a research team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the 14 years since the virus was first detected More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Princeton vaccinates hundreds on first day with meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero

According to Princeton University, as of  4:30 p.m today, 1,261 individuals were vaccinated to help protect against meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B bacteria. Neisseria meningitidisImage/CDC In a More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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UC Santa Barbara reports fourth case of meningococcal disease

A fourth University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) undergraduate student has been confirmed positive for meningococcal disease, according to a Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD)  press release More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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UC Santa Barbara freshman, Aaron Loy, has feet amputated due to meningococcal disease

The University of California, Santa Barbara meningitis outbreak affected three students in recent weeks, in which two have recovered and returned to school. However, one student, a lacrosse player from Carlsbad, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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Third UC Santa Barbara undergrad confirmed positive for meningococcal meningitis

In a follow-up to a report Wednesday, the Santa Barbara County Health Department announced Thursday the confirmation of a third case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Santa Barbara undergraduate student. Microbiology More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 16th, 2013
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Princeton considers the use of Bexsero meningitis vaccine to curb spread of meningitis B

Following the seventh confirmed case of Neisseria meningitis B infection at Princeton University since March, the school is considering the use of a European Union/Australia -approved vaccine that will protect against More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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Chuck Schumer calls on the CDC to increase research on Powassan virus, other tick-borne diseases

Upon the recent discovery of the presence of Powassan virus in ticks in the Hudson Valley, New York’s senior Senator is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to immediately allocate More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Chile: New case of meningococcal meningitis brings outbreak total to 39

The Chilean Public Health Institute (ISP) confirmed earlier this week an additional case of meningococcal meningitis in the capital city of Santiago, bringing the total case count since the beginning of the year More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Africa: 9,200 meningitis cases reported in ‘meningitis belt’ during first five months, lowest number reported in past decade

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert and Response today, for the first five months of 2013, 9,249 suspected cases of meningitis, including 857 deaths, have been reported from 18 of the 19 More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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Pennsylvania officials warn of listeria risk with raw milk products from Stump Acres Dairy

The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health are warning the public to discard any raw milk or raw milk cheeses from Stump Acres Dairy in New Salem after raw milk collected during an April 24 investigation More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
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Guinea meningitis outbreak kills 40

Health officials have reported that at least 40 people have died as a result of a meningitis outbreak in the West African country of Guinea, multiple media outlets report. According to the report, a physician in More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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NY State health officials expands on meningitis vaccine recommendations for MSM throughout state

In a follow up to recommendations from the New York City Health Department concerning meningitis vaccine in men who have sex with men (MSM), state health authorities are expanding the recommendations to be applicable More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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SUNY Oswego student hospitalized with suspected bacterial meningitis, recovering in Syracuse hospital

Oswego County health officials are investigating a suspected case of bacterial meningitis in a State University of New York, Oswego (SUNY) student, according to a SUNY Oswego news release Feb. 18. Image/Video Screen More...

By Judy Aron On Friday, February 8th, 2013
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African Lab Rats, exploring the victims of the Bill Gates backed Meningitis Vaccine

While people talk of the tragedy of 20 elementary school children being shot down in Newtown, CT, perhaps we ought to also consider the tragedy of the other kind of “shots” … shots made by pharmaceutical More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
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Leptospirosis in dogs increasing post-Hurricane Sandy, vet recommends vaccination

In the weeks after the horrible flooding and devastation from Hurricane Sandy in the northeast, the dangers of infectious diseases now lurk in the aftermath. Image-CDC/Janice Haney Carr According to a press release More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 15th, 2012
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Outbreaks in the United States 2012: A year in review

This was an active year for outbreaks in the United States, some more common than others. In this review, I will summarize what 2012 brought us in the world of infectious disease outbreaks (this list is by no means More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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CDC releases final West Nile virus update for 2012

Image/CDC Not since 2003 has the United States seen so many human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dec. 11. In their final update for 2012, the federal health More...


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