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Many people remember the arrival of West Nile in North America in 1999, if only because the initial outbreak killed not just wild crows but also exotic birds in the Bronx Zoo. In the following years, a...

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Hong Kong health officials are investigating a confirmed local case of dengue fever (DF) today in a 22-year-old male patient. This is the second confirmed local transmission of the mosquito borne virus...

While our own immune systems offer some protection against most illnesses, they can still be susceptible to potentially dangerous airborne germs and viruses. Here are 7 ways to protect your family from...

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An estimated 250 000 displaced persons will be targeted during the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign to help control cholera outbreak in Iraq.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has mobilized 510...

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Health officials in Pakistan have reported the death of a 30-year-old Lahore man who contracted the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. The parasitic infection has been a problem in Pakistan in recent...

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Indiana state health officials are urging healthcare providers to educate patients about their risks of syphilis and to be aggressive about testing and treatment following a sharp increase in the number...

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Some 43 Chipotle restaurants in several counties in Oregon and Washington have been closed while health officials investigate an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli that has sickened 22 people, hospitalizing...

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Spontaneous knee effusion, also known as “water on the knee,” can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease, even when patients do not exhibit a “bull’s eye” rash, another common Lyme disease symptom....

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Just over a year ago, the Ebola virus arrived in the United States via Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who eventually died after being treated in a Dallas hospital. Despite the West Africa Ebola outbreak...