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An outbreak of typhoid fever was confirmed last October in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare and since that time some 2,444 suspect and confirmed cases have been reported. The outbreak is mainly in the western...

With the addition of seven suspected Rift Valley fever (RVF) cases reported from Yirol East County, South Sudan, 20 suspect cases have been reported in the past month. Three of the cases are confirmed...

Giardia parasites – responsible for one of the world’s most common gastric diseases – are able to mimic human cell functions to break apart cells in the gut and feed off them, new research...

In a follow-up to a report on the measles outbreak in Davao City in the southern Philippines, Assistant Secretary of Health for Mindanao and Regional Director, Abdullah B. Dumama, Jr. MD wrote the following...

The National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 20 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including eight deaths for the period of 9 December 2017 to 17 January...

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After reporting just under 70,000 cases of the viral infection, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in 2016, cases increased several time in 2017, according to data from the National Institute of Infectious...

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After all the headlines that came across my desk the past week or more concerning a “Japanese broad tapeworm” case in California in a daily raw sushi eater, I figured that would be the end...

Enterococci are hardy microbes that thrive in the gastrointestinal tracts of nearly all land animals, including our own, and generally cause no harm. But their ruggedness has lately made them leading...

Today, at the 30th African Union Heads of State Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) added neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard on disease progress. The scorecard...

World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year and 18 years after being declared “eliminated as a public health problem”1, The World Health Organization (WHO) says national...