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Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease...

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Uoriki Fresh, Inc. (UF) of Secaucus, NJ is recalling its “Octopus Salad”, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (LA1) , an organism which can cause serious...

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Following reports of an imported Zika virus case from Suriname last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reports in their latest epidemiologic map that French Guiana is the 12th country...

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Brazil accounts for more than 70 percent of all the dengue fever cases reported in the Western hemisphere with 1.5 million of the 2.1 million total in 2015. In addition, Brazil has reported in excess...

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On the Sunday, Dec. 27 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the main topics of discussion were leprosy, or Hansen’s Disease and Ticks as I was joined by two magnificent guests. During...

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The 69-year-old country icon is trying to help her long time friend and attorney get a kidney and she has turned to YouTube and online fundraising organization, Public Good to achieve this objective. Dolly...

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In the capital of the Tamil Nadu state in eastern India, health professionals in Chennai are reporting seeing a spike in cases of scrub typhus. The Times of India reports:  “In the last two weeks,...

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An outbreak of a yet unknown illness causing symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea on Holland America Line’s Veendam cruise ship is the latest being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control...

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Since the last report on the diphtheria outbreak in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan two weeks ago, the number of fatalities has risen from 18 to 34 from the serious toxigenic disease, according to a recent The...

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A father and son from a local village have died from Lassa fever at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano, according to a local media report. These are likely the first cases in the north-western state. According...