An outbreak of the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus, that has affected scores of students has caused the immediate closure of an Edinburgh, Scotland primary school until next Monday, according to school...

Now that it has been more than 42 days since the Spanish health care worker infected while caring for a patient with Ebola Virus Disease in Madrid tested negative twice and was discharged from hospital,...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (December 3) investigating two cases of necrotising fasciitis (NF) involving a man aged 84 and a woman aged 85. The...

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Preliminary testing by the Province of British Columbia has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on two farms in the Fraser Valley; a turkey farm in Abbotsford and a broiler breeder farm in Chilliwack. The...

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The Health Department and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) announced today that the active monitoring period for the last of the 114 health care workers who cared for New York City’s...

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An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

In a follow up to a product recall in mid-November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory after a fatal case of gastrointestinal (GI) mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus...

In a World Health Organization (WHO) outbreak update today, the UN health agency reports receiving information on 18 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including...

Following up on reports yesterday of four new human H5N1 avian influenza (AI) cases, including three deaths in Egypt, local media reports on an additional case from Minya governorate (computer translated). The...

In Asia, we see varying situations with dengue fever in 2014, with some countries seeing dramatic increases and others reporting much appreciated decreases in the mosquito borne virus. Malaysia, Taiwan...