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Swedish health officials (Folkhalsomyndigheten) reports investigating (computer translated) a E. coli O157:H7  outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people to date. The cases...

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European health officials are reporting a Shigella sonnei outbreak among participants of a Rainbow Gathering in the south-east of Poland. Between 5 and 10 August 2018, 45 participants...

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Helminthic parasites, like hookworm and liver flukes (schistosomiasis), affect an estimated 1 billion people worldwide. Infection from hookworm and schistosomiasis result in a combined...

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A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated...

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More than 20,000 cholera cases have been confirmed in the Lake Chad Basin states of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon since January. In its latest epidemiological analysis of the regional...

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In a follow-up on report earlier this week concerning a 49-year-old farmer from Sri Aman Division who contracted rabies, Malaysian health authorities report he died Saturday at Sarawak...

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A person on my Facebook page, Infectious disease news, who frequently posts anti-vaccine comments and links to certain posts placed a link to a article from a website called Natural...

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Today’s topic is hot with 3 major papers in the last few months, that is the viral hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was estimated to affect 35.5...

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms one case of measles in a non-resident tourist who visited the city of Santa Monica while infectious from...

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Alachua, Florida biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), Ology Bioservices, Inc., announced this week that it was awarded an Other Transaction Agreement...

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In a follow-up on the imported measles situation in Brazil, the Ministry of Health reported this week that the 910 cases of measles have been confirmed in Amazonas, 5,630 remain under...

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Notifications for primary and secondary syphilis reached a record high Victoria in 2017, according to health officials. A total of 1,337 cases of infectious syphilis were notified...