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In 1980, 890 cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) were reported and nine out of 10 cases were associated with menstruation and linked to the use of higher absorbency tampons. Today, TSS is relatively rare,...

With the flooding from Typhoon Gorio over the weekend, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued a waterborne diseases advisory for the following–typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis,...

In a follow-up to a report on a diarrhea outbreak in Misamis Oriental, Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) noted the clustering of Cholera cases in the Municipality of Medina. The Regional...

U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) last week announced bipartisan legislation to increase tick-borne illness prevention and improve public health efforts in states like...

Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil have discovered a new virus in a migratory bird species. This is such a rare find that it can be considered...

The outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Myanmar, that began more than one week ago, has resulted in at least 10 fatalities, according to a Reuters report Monday. The situation has got so bad that Myanmar...

The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated that the country has eliminated lymphatic...

The vaccine-preventable disease was reportedly eradicated in Venezuela decades ago; however, it saw a reemergence in 2016 with 324 cases. According to a Reuters report this weekend, Venezuela notified...

Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs, but overuse is leading to one of the world’s most pressing health threats: antibiotic resistance. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are developing...

In a follow-up to a CDC report  from April, stocks of the only yellow fever vaccine licensed in the United States have been depleted, prompting the Food and Drug Administration to allow the use of...