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By Robert Herriman 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 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 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 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 Herriman 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 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 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 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 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...

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...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 14th, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri and amoeba awareness: Personal stories and the great work from ‘Kyle Cares’ and ‘Swim Above Water’

With the summer of 2013 quickly coming to a close, the news revolving around the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, has seen everything from the 3rd known survivor of this lethal parasite in Arkansas’ More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Louisiana: CDC confirms Naegleria in St. Bernard Parish water system, advisory issued

In a follow-up to the story last week of the parasitic meningitis death of a child in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, testing of the water system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 6th, 2013
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Louisiana ‘brain-eating amoeba’ death linked to water at St. Bernard Parish home

A child who died from encephalitis caused by the pathogenic amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, while visiting a home in St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, has been linked to water at the home, according to the Louisiana Department More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 31st, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri: ‘Miltefosine is not the cure-all’ says ‘Kyle Cares’ founder

There has been a lot to cheer about when it comes to the treatment of parasitic meningitis caused by the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, with the investigational drug Miltefosine, as the recent news reports on the Kali More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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Florida boy, Zachary Reyna loses battle with deadly amoeba, condolences and prayers pour in

In a sad story out of Miami, Zachary Reyna, the 12-year-old boy who contracted the  “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, a couple of weeks ago has died. The heartbreaking news was made public this More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
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Testing on Florida boy, Zachary Reyna, shows ‘negative activity from the amoeba’

UPDATE Aug 24–Zachary Reyna passed away today. Read more here. What is described as a “small victory” by the family of Glades County, Florida boy, Zachary Reyna, is certainly a move in the right More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
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Naegleria fowleri survivor, Kali Hardig, walks, swings bat and throws basketball

The Benton, Arkansas miracle child, who recently became the third person (second in the US) to survive the greater than 99 percent lethal “brain eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, is making astonishing More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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Dr Susan MacManus talks politics and election 2014, Dr Chan explains UN ties to Haiti cholera epidemic and Tampa Comic Con detailed

AUGUST 17   Our guests include: Susan MacManus, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida to discuss topics related to US politics Rosalyn More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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Parasitic meningitis case confirmed in Glades County, Florida

Just weeks after the Kali Hardig parasitic meningitis case was confirmed in Arkansas, health authorities in Glades County, Florida are reporting a case of an individual infected with the “brain-eating amoeba”, More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Kali Hardig’s condition continues to improve, expected to leave ICU tomorrow

The miraculous story of 12-year-old, Benton, Arkansas girl, Kali Hardig continues as the latest Facebook posting from her mother, Traci, indicates she’ll be leaving intensive care tomorrow. “Kali is More...


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