Tragic and Preventable! Congenital syphilis, or syphilis in a fetus or infant at birth, is a horrible disease resulting in devastating health outcomes, including stillbirth. Live-born infants with congenital...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Iceland Chief Epidemiologist (computer translated) now recommends vaccinating pregnant women for pertussis, or whooping cough. The vaccine is a combination vaccine with diphtheria...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Three anthrax outbreaks have been reported in the Maseru district of Lesotho, which have affected dozens of cattle, prompting warnings from South Africa authorities. Lesotho...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report the first A(H1N1)v virus infection in the US for 2019 in Michigan. The patient, an adult > 65 years of age, was...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the rabies case in Sarawak, Malaysia, The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) reports the patient, a 26-year-old man from Kuching,  had died from the disease. With...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Evergem area, Flanders, Belgium, health authorities say the national reference center found a genetic similarity...