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By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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CDC issues travel notice for the island of Corsica due to schistosomiasis

In a follow-up to a report last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a travel notice for the island of Corsica (France) after reports of a cluster of schistosomiasis cases. France More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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France: Schistosomiasis cluster reported in family who swam in Corsica

The Agence Regionale de Sante Corse is reporting a cluster of the parasitic disease, schistosomiasis, in people who swam in a river in Southern Corsica, according to a press statement (computer translated). Schistosoma More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Neglected Tropical Diseases and the END7 campaign

Dr. Neeraj Mistry, Managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases discusses neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and the END7 campaign with Outbreak News This Week Radio show host Robert Herriman More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: CDC warns about travelers diarrhea, dengue fever, schistosomiasis and STDs

With just 93 days before the beginning of the  Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s (FIFA) World Cup 2014 in Brazil, an estimated 500,000 soccer fans from all over the globe, including many More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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Abhishek Bachchan spreads awareness of neglected tropical diseases, named END7 campaign ambassador in India

The Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (Global Network) recently named Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood superstar and international humanitarian, as its first official END7 campaign ambassador in India to More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 13th, 2013
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Praziquantel campaign in Yemen shows good results against Schistosomiasis

The Yemen campaign against schistosomiasis, or bilharzia, has shown really good results over the past three years as infections of the  chronic, parasitic disease have decreased by more than half, according to More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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River blindness, Guinea worm disease and more: The work and accomplishments of the Carter Center

The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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What is schistosomiasis?

Schistosomiasis, also referred to as Bilharzia and Katayama fever, is an infection with a type of Schistosoma parasite. The schistosomes or blood flukes are parasites that have been around since antiquity. It was More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
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World renowned Egyptian folk singer Saed Al Sughair diagnosed with bilharzia

The Egyptian folk singer who dazzled US audiences in 2006 has contracted a severe parasitic infection. According to the London based Elaph, it is reported that folk singer Saed Al Sughair is suffering from bilharzia More...


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