The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported Friday on shortages of the antibiotic, Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G). Benzathine penicillin...

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Last week we reported on local Zika virus transmission in Papua New Guinea based on retrospective testing on samples from patients with symptoms from July 2014 and March 2016. This has prompted the...

The Angola yellow fever outbreak continues to grow and expand as UN health officials put the number of suspected cases at 2023 since the outbreak began in December. Six hundred fifty three of the cases...

In a follow-up to two news stories in Wales–the cryptosporidium and the hepatitis A outbreaks–Public Health Wales Outbreak Control Team investigating cases of cryptosporidium associated with...

  In early March, CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden said while visiting Puerto Rico to assess the Zika virus situation, ” We anticipate in the coming weeks and month we will see large increases...

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The largest known outbreak of  Elizabethkingia anophelis in Wisconsin has grown by two cases and months later, the source of the outbreak remains unknown. According to Wisconsin health officials Wednesday, 65...

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On April 28, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to authorize the emergency use of Focus Diagnostics, Inc.’s, Zika Virus RNA Qualitative Real-Time...

What role does the federal government have, if any, in health care? In a prerecorded interview for the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show this Sunday, I talked to Libertarian Party Presidential candidate...

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For the second time in as many days, a Texas locality is issuing a “syphilis alert” due to increases in reported cases of the sexually transmitted infection (STI). The City of Amarillo’s...

In a follow-up to the ever growing mumps outbreak at Harvard University, which we reported the first cases on Mar. 1, local health officials report forty-one (41) mumps cases had been confirmed in the...