Tag archive for ‘typhoid’
By Robert On Monday, May 19th, 2014

Chikungunya, cholera and other diseases in Haiti: An ‘on the ground’ perspective with Haitian Hearts, Dr. John Carroll

The cholera epidemic that began in October 2010 on the Caribbean island of Haiti, several months after the massive earthquake, has accounted for greater than 700,000 cases and 8,500 deaths. The mosquito borne virus, More...

By Robert On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Taiwan reports upticks in typhoid, paratyphoid

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control is reporting more cases of typhoid and paratyphoid than usual this year, according to a press release Wednesday. Image/CIA Since Jan. 1, a total of 7 typhoid fever cases have More...

By Robert On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Philippines: ‘Suspected’ typhoid outbreak send dozens to the hospital in Albay

At least 66 villagers, children and adults, have been stricken with suspected typhoid fever in 18 villages in the town of Oas in Albay, according to local health authorities. Image/CIA They were diagnosed and More...

By Robert On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

As Syria’s health system crumbles, health officials are ‘deeply concerned’ about risk of potential outbreaks: WHO

With the ongoing armed conflict and chaos in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba’ath Party government and those seeking to oust it going  past two years and counting and the crumbling of the country’s More...

By Robert On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Singapore scientists develop biochip, VereTrop, which can detect 13 tropical diseases from a single drop of blood

Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Veredus Laboratories, a leading supplier of innovative molecular diagnostic tools, announced the release of the “lab-on-chip” More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Malaria and Typhoid are the top disease threats for travelers to tropical destinations

A study published recently in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says that malaria and typhoid fever are the top diseasesseen in the returning Western traveler, particularly from the areas More...

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