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By The Dispatch On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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‘Outbreak News’ returning to the Tampa Bay airwaves

PRESS RELEASE The Global Dispatch Inc. is happy to announce the return to the airwaves of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in the Tampa Bay area. After a short hiatus, Microbiologist and Editor of the news More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Maine nurse Kaci Hickox defies Ebola quarantine, goes for a bike ride

Nurse Kaci Hickox has followed through on her promise (some are calling it a “threat”) to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers, who treated Ebola patients, by leaving her home on a bicycle. Hickox, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Ebola screening expected to increase at airports as Ashoka Mukpo back in US

Another American patient with Ebola arrived in the United States on Monday, reminding the nation that the virus killing thousands of people in West Africa will likely continue crossing U.S. borders. Ashoka Mukpo, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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Rick Sacra, Missionary doctor infected with Ebola, comes to US for treatment

The latest American to be infected with Ebola while working as a missionary doctor in Africa has been flown in to the Nebraska Medical Center in order to receive treatment. Missionary doctor Rick Sacra, 51, arrived More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Nigerian community protests Ebola quarantine center, another center attacked

Citizens from the Down Quarters area of Kaduna South Local Government of Kaduna State staged a peaceful protest on Wednesday over the proposed location of an Ebola quarantine center within the community. This comes More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Florida confirms ‘locally acquired’ chikungunya cases in St. Lucie, Palm Beach Counties

The Florida Department of Health confirmed two additional locally acquired, or autochthonous cases of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, bringing the total of such cases to four in the state and the country. Female More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Ebola patient headed for Emory

A plane took off yesterday afternoon headed for Liberia to retrieve the two Ebola patients, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who worked at a medical center operated by the North Carolina-based Samaritan’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Ebola 2014: West Africa outbreak tops 1,000 cases, situation remains ‘serious’

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has hit a new “milestone” as the World Health Organization reports in an update today than the number of cases have exceeded 1,000. The global health More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Florida teens contract ciguatera toxin on a fishing trip in the Bahamas

Two teenage boys from Manatee County, Florida, went on a fishing trip in the Bahamas, ate what they caught and contracted ciguatera food poisoning. A Bay News 9 report yesterday says  Marlin Ellis, 14 and Austin More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia reports seven additional MERS cases, global total now at 834

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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BBQ, Teriyaki sauce recalled due to possible botulism risk

Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings LLC is recalling Richard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce because they may have been improperly processed and because More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Ebola outbreak: WHO calls on border countries to prepare, trade and travel restrictions would make matters worse

The World Health Organization (WHO), in a grim warning to the neighboring countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, says to prepare for the arrival of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), as the virus had the potential More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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MERS virus update: Four new cases in Saudi Arabia, details on the 113 retrospective cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released two new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates today; one concerning new cases reported in the Saudi Kingdom and one that details the 113 retrospective More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Food poisoning 101: 3 spore-forming bacteria that cause foodborne illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.  Clostridium More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Pope Francis speaks against legalization of marijuana, narcotics saying ‘addiction is an evil’

Pope Francis spoke out against the legalization of recreational drugs at a drug enforcement conference in Rome. The Holy Seestated his opinion that drugs “are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Bacillus cereus septicemia outbreak being investigated, linked to IV baby food

An outbreak of blood poisoning, or septicemia caused by the bacterium Bacillus cereus has sickened 15 babies in English hospital neonatal ICU’s, killing one infant, according to a Public Health England (PHE)/Medicines More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Ebola Virus Disease reported from new area of Guinea

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has reared it’s head in a previously unaffected district in the western African Country of Guinea, according to the latest update from the World Health Organization (WHO) Saturday. Three More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Public Health England responds to second MERS case transiting through London

For the second time in two weeks, a laboratory-confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case en route to the United States transited through London prompting Public Health England (PHE) More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Florida reports the second case of MERS virus in the US

  Ten days after the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was confirmed in the United States in an Indiana man, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department 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...


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