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A malaria outbreak in the capital city of Praia, Cape Verde has prompted federal health officials to issue a travel notice for the archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. Recently,...

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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has reported the second death due to Vibrio vulnificus in the state this year. The case occurred in Brevard County and officials are still investigating...

Aedes aegypti/CDC

Vietnam The number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam spiked by some 10,000 cases in the past week. Tran Đac Phu, head of the ministry’s preventive medicine department, said the...

Naegleria fowleri Life Cycle/CDC

Infection with the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri has claimed the life of a fifth victim in the capital city of Pakistan’s Sindh province. According to...

Cape Verde/Alvaro1984 18

A malaria outbreak in the capital city of Praia, Cape Verde has prompted federal health officials to issue a travel notice for the archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. Recently,...

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One of every three fish consumed in Spain is infected with anisakis, according to a Levante report (computer translated). The Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) notes if the...

travel

Rates of international travel continue to grow substantially. This increasing globalization in travel increases the risk of travel-related illnesses and other health exposures; therefore,...

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Discussions on North Korea’s military arsenal -nuclear and conventional- has been headline news, particularly with threats coming from the Hermit Kingdom of missile launches towards...

Aedes aegypti/CDC

Vietnam The number of dengue fever cases in Vietnam spiked by some 10,000 cases in the past week. Tran Đac Phu, head of the ministry’s preventive medicine department, said the...

Republic of the Philippines

Philippines Agriculture Secretary, Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol said today on his Facebook page that two new cases of avian influenza have been confirmed by the Bureau of Animal...

tick

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, but it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI)....

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The following is an update on the cyclosporiasis situations in the United States and Canada: In the US, CDC has been notified of 570 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis...