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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Florida Wuhan Coronavirus cases at 314 as private testing expands across the state

To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. Today, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 20th, 2019
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New Jersey reports two additional EEE cases in Union and Atlantic counties

The New Jersey Department of Health has reported the second and third human Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in Union and Atlantic counties. The first case was reported in August in a Somerset County man. Image/CDC This More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Connecticut: Eastern Equine Encephalitis reported in East Lyme resident

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Connecticut health officials reported today the first human Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) case in the state this year and the second human case ever. Image/National Atlas More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Florida: Pinellas County sees 6th Vibrio vulnificus case

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the Vibrio vulnificus situation in Florida, state health officials reported two additional cases during the past week. Image/Clker-Free-Vector-Images Additional More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Brain-eating amoeba case in Bosque County, Texas

A girl from Bosque County, Texas, about 100 miles south of Dallas, has contracted and is hospitalized for infection with the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. Naegleria fowleri Life CycleImage/DPDx-CDC According More...

By Robert On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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New Mexico teen dies from hantavirus, 3rd case in McKinley County this year

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews New Mexico state health officials are reporting the death of a 15-year-old McKinley County boy from hantavirus disease. This is the third case of hantavirus in New Mexico this More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Florida Vibrio cases rise to 19, 1st death reported in Hillsborough County

By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews The Florida Department of Health has reported an addition six Vibrio vulnificus cases since the last report in mid August. Image/CDC Through September 6, health officials More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Illinois: Legionnaires’ disease case reported at Manteno Veterans’ Home

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) are reporting a single Legionnaires’ disease case in a resident at the Manteno Veterans’ More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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California: Vaping-associated pulmonary disease cases rise to 36

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reporting 36 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury requiring hospitalization since June. photo/ Sarah Johnson Most patients report vaping the cannabis compounds More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Diseases Directly Transmitted by Rodents

If you’ve been of the opinion that mice, rats, and other similar rodents are cute and cuddly, you’re likely to change that opinion once you finish reading this article. Not only can they cause damage to your More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Parkinson’s disease: Reaching pandemic proportions

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical More...

By Robert On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Shigella cases triple last year’s total in Hillsborough County

The number of Shigellosis cases reported in Hillsborough County, FL in 2017 year-to-date is more than triple the number reported during the same period last year, according to data from the Hillsborough County Health More...

By Robert On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Florida Vibrio vulnificus update: 43 cases and 9 deaths through October

The number of fatalities related to infection with Vibrio vulnificus in the state of Florida has increased by two with cases reported in Lee and Citrus counties. This brings the number of fatalities through Oct. More...

By Robert On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Syracuse University: Mumps cases prompt cancellation of fall lacrosse events

Officials with Syracuse University announced Friday that its men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will not participate in fall season events due to a current mumps outbreak among players. Mumps virus/CDC Since More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Chagas disease: Benznidazole IND receives FDA clearance

In a follow-up on a report on KaloBios Pharmaceutical’s Chagas disease drug, benznidazole, the California based biopharmaceutical company announced today its Investigational New Drug (IND) application More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Leprosy cases in Florida at 18, half in Brevard County

The number of confirmed leprosy cases in Florida stands at 18 in 2016 to date, down from the 28 cases reported in 2015, according to Florida Department of Health data. Like last year, Brevard County saw the most More...

By Robert On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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SUNY Geneseo mumps cases up to 17, all fully vaccinated

The number of confirmed mumps cases reported at the State University of New York at Geneseo, or SUNY Geneseo has climbed to 17, according to school officials Friday. This includes 11 off-campus and six on-campus More...

By Robert On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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South Carolina officials confirm mumps at Winthrop University

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported confirming a mumps case connected to Winthrop University in Rock Hill this week. Officials said anyone who resided in or visited More...

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 Robert On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Texas: Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville

Texas health officials announced today the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Brownsville, Texas. The patient is a Cameron County resident who is not pregnant and who was confirmed More...


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