Agriculture officials and the state veterinarian are advising livestock producers to ensure animals are vaccinated against anthrax, a lethal bacterial infection in animals and humans caused by Bacillus...

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Researchers are one step closer to developing a safe vaccine against strep throat, which is responsible for more than 700 million infections and 500,000 deaths each year. A study by an international team,...

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported two new Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases in individuals from Riyadh and Najran, according to an update yesterday. The details on...

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In a follow-up to a report last week, The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health has confirmed the state’s first case of chikungunya (pronounced chik-en-gun-ye),...

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Public health officials are advising residents that a small risk of Hepatitis A exists for people who visited the Mainstay Motel and Restaurant near Riverhurst between June 1 and 22, 2014.  Those who...

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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is alerting Arkansans of a recent increase in Shigella cases. The Shigella germ is spread by direct contact with an infected person and occasionally from eating...

The Philippines saw 495 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in May 2014, according to the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday. This brings the total new HIV cases in the country to 2,320 in 2014,...

Four cases of chikungunya fever were reported this week in persons that had international travel and are residents of Broward (2), Orange, and Sarasota Counties. In 2014, 52 travel-associated cases have...

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Based on epidemiological analysis conducted by WHO, three major factors are contributing to patterns of transmission, which are currently responsible for the continuous propagation of Ebola virus disease...

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Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says the number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in California increased in 2013...