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Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Four dead from MERS virus in Oman Four people died in the Sultanate...

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Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Feb. 9 through Feb. 15: 5. Vaccine misinformation: Maine health officials warn fake CDC flyer The Maine Centers...

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A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at The Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that...

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In a world where we can travel the globe by jet, diseases that were once thought to plague faraway places can now strike close to home. The U.S. had to learn this the hard way. In...

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In some important infectious disease news out of Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated the world on the measles outbreak in Madagascar, To date, officials have reported...

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The measles outbreak in the Philippines continues to rise at breakneck speed. Health officials on Saturday released some updated data which show the 2019 outbreak is some 250 percent...

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Venezuela’s tumbling economy and authoritarian rule have precipitated an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The country is now experiencing a more than 1 million percent inflation,...

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My first guest on the new YouTube program, Outbreak News TV is public health scientist, infectious disease expert and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy,...

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In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Clark County, WA, health officials report two additional confirmed cases , bringing the total to 61, as of Sunday. Clark County Public Health...

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Utah public health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that spanned nearly two years, infected 281 people, and killed three has ended. Bree Barbeau, epidemiologist with the Utah...

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Because of several factors to include the El Niño phenomenon, geographical conditions of the country and the natural cycle of the disease, Colombian health officials foresee continuing...

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Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by the bite of a tick. Prompt diagnosis and early treatment helps reduce the risk of further symptoms developing. Laboratory tests check for...