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By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Profounda receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for miltefosine for treating Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Profounda, Inc. announced Friday that it has received, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) with miltefosine.  More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Flu shots: GSK begins shipping of 2014-15 U.S. flu vaccines, FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT sent to U.S. healthcare providers

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced today it has begun shipping FLUARIX®QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Vaccine) doses to U.S. healthcare providers.  This is the first shipment of GSK’s U.S. flu vaccine supply for the flu More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Kansas measles cases rise to 11 after two new cases are reported in Sedgwick County

Just days after the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) reported four cases of measles, mostly in employees of Sal’s Japanese Steakhouse  in Wichita, KS, health authorities have announced two additional More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Kansas reports Naegleria fowleri death in Johnson County resident

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been notified of a fatal case of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba found in freshwater, in a resident More...

By Robert Herriman 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 Herriman On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Legionnaires’ disease in baby linked to heated birthing pool

A case of Legionnaires’ disease identified in a baby born in heated birthing pool has prompted English health officials to temporarily advise against the home use of birthing pools with built-in heaters and More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Hurricane preparedness: Emergency supply kits

Hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1st and ends November 30th each year. While the National Hurricane Center does a yeoman’s job of keeping us informed of the creation of storms in the Atlantic, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Pakistan reports second ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death of 2014

For the second time in two weeks and the second time this year, Pakistani health officials are reporting a “brain-eating amoeba” death in a Karachi-area resident. Pakistan map Photo/CIA Pakistani news More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Pakistan reports Naegleria fowleri death in Karachi man

Pakistan, which recorded an outbreak of the “brain-eating” amoeba, Naegleria fowleri in 2012, which killed 10 people,  has recorded it’s first case and fatality in 2014 in a man from Karachi, 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 Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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CDC: DeSoto Parish water tests negative for Naegleria after uping chlorine levels

In a follow-up to a report where Louisiana officials raised the chlorine levels in the DeSoto Parish water system after the ameba, Naegleria fowleri was discovered in the water, the state Department of Health and 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 Saturday, December 14th, 2013
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Hepatitis E outbreak in Tanzania

Since late August, there has been  690 acute febrile illness cases with no deaths reported in the southeast African country of Tanzania. Image/CIA Most of the patients attended to presented with headache, high More...

By Robert Herriman 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 Herriman On Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Louisiana to raise chlorine levels in drinking water in response to finding Naegleria fowleri in water system

In an effort to control the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, in the drinking water systems in Louisiana, The Department of Health and Hospitals on Wednesday issued an emergency rule requiring that water systems in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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Nigeria cholera outbreak grows: 1,623 cases and 86 deaths

The outbreak of cholera is growing and expanding in the west African country of Nigeria as the bacterial disease is being reported in higher numbers from more states.   Vibrio choleraeImage/CDC/ Janice Carr According More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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Mexico cholera outbreak rises to 159 cases, majority from Hidalgo

In a follow up to a report earlier this month, the cholera outbreak in Mexico has increased significantly in the past week or so, according to the  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).   Vibrio choleraeImage/CDC/ More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Louisiana recommends increasing chlorine levels as citizens petition for safe water

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that they are monitoring certain public drinking water systems to determine if they have residual More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Louisiana: Naegleria fowleri confirmed in DeSoto Parish water system

A month after 4-year-old Drake Smith Jr in Louisiana died from the deadly, “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, while visiting a home in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana and after the Centers More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Katie Couric to feature Naegleria survivor, Kali Hardig in October

UPDATE 10-7-13: It has been confirmed that Kali Hardig will be featured on Katie on Thursday, Oct. 10.   Kali Hardig, the 12-year-old miracle from Benton, Arkansas, who has captured the hearts of people across More...


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