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While Europe has been seeing a measles outbreak during the past two years or so, affecting thousands, Greece has been largely unaffected until recent months. Since Aug. 2017, 364 measles...

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In a follow-up on the measles outbreaks reported in the cities of Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham, Public Health England (PHE) reports that the outbreaks are linked to travel to other...

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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in India, Shri J P Nadda declared Friday that India  is now free from ‘infective trachoma’, and termed this as a momentous achievement. Shri...

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The mosquito-borne parasitic infection, lymphatic filariasis, and the chronic stage of filariasis with lymphedema, is a major concern in Maharashtra state, India, as more than 100...

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Four people from the town of Nyeri have been hospitalized with suspected anthrax after consuming tainted meat, according to a Daily Nation report. The four, two brothers and two neighbors,...

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Indonesian health officials have reported a substantial increase in diphtheria cases in 2017, calling it an “extraordinary event”. According to Director General of Disease...

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Dracunculus medinensis. The “fiery serpent”. Guinea worm. It is set to become the second human disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. It will be the first parasitic...

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A measles outbreak investigation can be a very expensive task as was demonstrated in the Minnesota outbreak earlier this year when some 79 mostly children were infected costing the...

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Stanislaus County, CA health officials have reported a human case of the mosquito-borne viral disease, St. Louis encephalitis. The male patient in his 70s is the first confirmed...

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I was first exposed to Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) facility in a one-hour documentary entitled  “Threading the NEIDL”...

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“We have decoded how the parasite takes control of immune cells, converting them into moving “zombies” which spread the parasite in the body,” said Antonio...

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Following the release of new information about Dengvaxia® by Sanofi Pasteur about an increased risk of severe dengue infection several years after vaccination among people who had...