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In a follow-up to a story last week, the US Department of Defense (DoD) released an update on the live anthrax shipments that were sent around the world yesterday. The DoD says they ordered a comprehensive...

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The South Korea Department of Health and Human Services reported (computer translated) an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in an 82-year-old man. The case, the...

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The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) has received confirmation that a food handler working at a restaurant in Iron County has tested positive for hepatitis A. The health department is...

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In a follow-up to a story last week, Canadian health officials said yesterday the multi-province Salmonella outbreak has increased by seven cases. In addition, the number of provinces reporting cases...

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The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (June 3) investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease (LD). The first case involves an 81-year-old man with underlying...

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It’s finally official. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) reported on June 1 that the cause of the outbreak on board Oceania Cruises’ Oceania...

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An unimmunized 6-year-old boy from Olot has contracted diphtheria and is currently admitted at an Barcelona hospital ICU. This is the first recorded case of diphtheria in Spain since 1986, according...

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Groundbreaking for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), a $1.25 billion project by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), took place last Wednesday in Manhattan, Kansas. The new...

Previous evidence demonstrates that camels in the Arabian Peninsula, Camelus dromedarius, are host reservoirs of the MERS-CoV virus that can efficiently transmit the virus to humans.  A new study in Dubai...

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With nearly 200,000 cases of diarrheal disease reported as of mid-May in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare and surrounding areas, which have resulted in some 200 deaths, health officials are looking at...