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Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries....

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Health officials in Switzerland have reported a dramatic increase in the bacterial infection, tularemia last year with a growing number of incidents with tick bites has been recorded...

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In 2017, four countries in the Region of the Americas—Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela—reported confirmed diphtheria cases. In 2018...

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An 81-year-old woman died on February 26 in the municipality of Apolo, north of La Paz, due to a plague of bubonic plague and thus confirms the first case of this type of disease in...

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A new prion disease has been discovered in dromedaries in the Ouargla region of Algeria. The study is the result of an international collaboration conducted by a team of researchers...

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The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced five new measles cases confirmed in Taiwan, including 4 cases related to the recent cluster. For the fifth case, the...

This photomicrograph depicts on the left, an unhatched egg of a head louse, Pediculus humanus var. capitis, still attached to a human hair shaft, and on the right an immature organism, otherwise referred to as a nymph. You are able to see the red-colored eyespots of the louse embryo developing inside the egg.
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On today’s show we are going to look at some common ectoparasites–lice. According to the CDC, lice are parasitic insects that can be found on people’s heads, and...

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Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the US and testing and treatment, if necessary, is important to prevent the spread of disease. Making lab testing more accessible,...

In a follow-up on the multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting an additional...

This was a patient who presented with Koplik’s spots on palate due to pre-eruptive measles on day 3 of the illness./CDC

In a follow-up on the measles situation in Kansas City, Missouri (HERE and HERE), news station KCTV5 is reporting that local health officials say that the measles count in the city...

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In a follow-up on the norovirus outbreak linked to the consumption of British Columbia raw oysters, The Public Health Agency of Canada reported today that a total of 126 cases of...