A New Jersey resident has reportedly been infected by the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri while surfing in a wave pool at BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort in Waco, Texas, according...

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A little over a month ago I did a podcast with today’s guest on various infectious disease topics from her book Gompfs ID pearls and because it was so well received and the fact that we really just...

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The Study The city of Karachi, Pakistan has seen large numbers of Naegleria fowleri deaths in recent years, particularly in people with no history of aquatic recreational activities like swimming, etc. A...

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) continues to report alarmingly high numbers of HIV and AIDS cases as they gear up to battle the epidemic with a new campaign,  LHIVE FREE. “The number of Filipinos...

In 2018 to date, South African health officials have reported 13 human rabies cases–seven cases were from KwaZulu-Natal Province and six from the Eastern Cape Province. In addition, two other cases from...

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Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Sept 22 through Sept 28: 5. HIV: Rare father-to-son transmission reported in study In this rare, obscure case of HIV transmission from...

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Yersiniosis is an infection caused most often by eating raw or undercooked pork contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria. CDC estimates Y. enterocolitica causes almost 117,000 illnesses,...

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has confirmed West Nile virus in five Louisville residents.  Four of the West Nile cases were neuroinvasive, a serious form of the disease in which the virus...

In a follow-up report on the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, in 15 areas across the country a cumulative total of 6,643 suspected cholera cases (98 confirmed) and 48 related deaths (case fatality ratio...

The Nunavut Department of Health is advising residents of Sanikiluaq that a walrus has tested positive for trichinella. Health officials advise the public that if you ate uncooked walrus recently, and...