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The University of Otago’s Student Health Services is encouraging students to be immunised against meningococcal disease over the summer break. There has been an increase in meningococcal...

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The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working...

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The bacterium that causes syphilis, Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum, can be present in semen at high enough concentration to transmit the disease, suggests new research led at the...

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For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now new research, published in Immunity, shows that their experimental...

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Benin health officials announced this week of three Lassa fever cases (2 confirmed, 1 probable) reported  in the municipality of Parakou in Borgou Department in the northern part...

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Philippines health officials have reported an increase in dengue fever cases year-to-date in 2018, according to latest Department of Health (DOH)-Epidemiology Bureau data. From the...

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Schistosomiasis, which is caused by parasitic flatworms, affects nearly 210 million people worldwide, primarily in Africa, Asia, and South America, and is responsible for about 200,000...

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On today’s show I look at the ins and outs of Medicare for All, a single payer, government health insurance program popularized most recently by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders...

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An outbreak of Zika virus infection in Rajasthan, India and surrounding states has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a travel notice for the region. Zika...

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On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced romaine lettuce that was harvested outside of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara Counties in California after Nov....

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Uruguay health officials reported the first human leishmaniasis case in a minor from Salta, according to a news release Wednesday (computer translated). The sandfly vector was first...

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In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Lisbon and Tagus Valley, Portugal, 26 measles cases have been laboratory confirmed in these regions early November. The Observador reports...