Mobile County

A sixth case of Vibrio involving a Mobile County resident has been reported to the Mobile County Health Department. The individual was off-shore — not in Gulf Coastal waters — when...

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Recent animal tularemia cases in Alaska has prompted officials to warn the public how to avoid the bacterial infection in themselves and their pets. Two domestic cats infected with...

Salmonella serotype Typhi

At least 24 typhoid cases have been reported from Boddapadu village of Krishna district in Vijayawada metropolis, according to a local media report.  Health officials suspect that...

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Parasitic meningitis caused by the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is being reported as the cause of death of a 48-year-old Karachi, Pakistan women, according to Pakistani media. According...

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Officials with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa are reporting a diphtheria outbreak that has affected four people, including one fatality, according...

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Cyclosporiasis is a treatable intestinal disease caused by the protozoan Cyclospora. It is transmitted through contaminated food, water or beverages and has an average incubation...

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Diphyllobothrium latum and related species (the fish or broad tapeworm) are the largest known tapeworms that can infect people, can grow up to 35 feet long. In the latest installment...

Black-legged tick

A study, originally published in January in the journal, PLoS One, looked at the differences in geographical distribution of Lyme disease. Researchers suggests that under environmentally-realistic...

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Case count down After reporting more than 200,000 dengue fever cases in each of the last two years, some great news is being reported by Philippine public health officials. During...

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Philippine health officials are closely monitoring the events surrounding an avian flu outbreak in poultry in Pampanga, as reported by the Department of Agriculture (DA). DA decided...

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Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds...

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Industry is recalling various raspberry mousse cakes from the marketplace due to norovirus. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should...