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By Guest Author On Saturday, August 24th, 2019
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Choosing Between Breastfeeding and Formula

The topic on whether it’s better to breastfeed or use formula seems to be the ultimate debate among pregnant mothers. Ever since baby formula came on the commercialized market, mothers have argued back and forth More...

By Guest Author On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Texas Family Sues Emergency Room after 4-Year-Old’s Death

A Keller, Texas family is suing a local emergency room after their four-year-old died. The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit related to the 2016 incident. In August 2016, Brian Steinborn found his four-year-old More...

By Guest Author On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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What to Do if Your Child has a Fever

Fevers are common in babies and young children. Some kids develop a high temperature at the drop of a hat, but in most cases, the fever is caused by a viral illness such as a cold, or ear infection. Minor raised More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Marshall University reports meningitis case in student

Officials with Marshall University announced Tuesday that a student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The student became ill over the weekend and has been hospitalized since Monday. Public domain image/Mikael More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Vietnamese doctor says dozens of children are admitted for meningitis linked to a parasite in snails

One physician from a Ho Chi Minh City(HCMC), Vietnam hospital says his hospital admits dozens of children with meningitis caused by eating land snails, according to a Thanh Nien News report Tuesday. The story More...

By Robert On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Another ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death reported in Pakistan, 3rd of the year in Karachi

For the third time in a month, a man from Pakistan’s largest city has succumbed to the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri. According to a Samaa TV report, the 32-year-old man died at a private More...

By Robert 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 Guest Author On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Princeton researcher to conduct meningitis B vaccine study

Princeton University received attention back in March 2013 following eight cases of infection from serogroup B Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, and a total of nine cases associated with the university. To prevent More...

By Robert On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Angiostrongylus infection in two Dutch travelers to the Philippines confirmed

Two cases of Angiostrongylus infection has been confirmed in two men from the Netherlands who traveled for vacation to the Philippines back in February, according to a letter to ProMed Mail from physicians from More...

By Robert On Thursday, March 13th, 2014
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USGS warns of gnathostomiasis risk in raw or undercooked Asian swamp eels

In a new study, published ahead of print in the journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has found the parasitic worm, Gnathostoma species in Asian swamp eels collected More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Gluconate 10% Injections from Rx Formulations Recalled by FDA

The FDA has officially recalled Gluconate 10% Injections from Rx Formulations, a drug compounding pharmacy headquartered in Arizona.  This statement comes after almost three months of investigations into Rx Formulations’ More...

By Robert On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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NAU student hospitalized with ‘suspected’ meningitis

Officials at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff announced yesterday that a student living on-campus has been admitted to a local hospital with suspected bacterial meningitis, according to a university news More...

By Robert 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 On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Michelle Obama recounts Sasha contracting meningitis while promoting Obamacare in radio interview

On this morning’s airing of “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show”, host Yolanda Adams had an exclusive interview with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. The president, first lady Michelle More...

By Robert On Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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Man contracts ‘brain-eating ameba’ via ritual nasal rinsing in US Virgin Islands: Case study

Many people perform ritual nasal rinsing. This practice is included in Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Islamic traditions. Within the Islamic faith, ritual nasal rinsing is included in a cleansing process called “wudu” More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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What is meningitis, how do you get infected and how can you prevent it?

Meningitis can be very serious; as a matter of fact certain types of bacterial meningitis can be rapidly fatal without early treatment. It is one of the conditions considered to be a medical emergency that is related More...

By Robert On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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UC Santa Barbara reports two cases of meningococcal meningitis

The Santa Barbara County Health Department and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) issued health advisories this week concerning two confirmed cases of meningococcal meningitis in two UCSB students.   Neisseria More...

By Robert On Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Princeton hopes to make Bexsero available for students in December

In a follow-up to an earlier story, Princeton University announced today via email that they will be receiving the EU/Australia approved meningococcal meningitis vaccine, Bexsero, to offer to immunize students against More...

By Robert On Friday, October 25th, 2013
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Africa meningitis deaths near 1500 for first nine months of 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa recently released its updated Meningitis Weekly Bulletin, which shows the number of cases and fatalities from meningitis in 19 countries from the “African More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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Dara Torres vaccinating against meningococcal meningitis, Saemus Nelson chagas in dogs, Michael Sweet from Stryper

OCTOBER 5 Guests include: Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic medalist, Mother  and ambassador for Voices of Meningitis to talk about the importance of vaccinating against meningococcal meningitis. Likely meningococcal More...


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