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Babesiosis is a tickborne protozoan infection of red blood cells which can also be transmitted by blood transfusion.  In the U.S., babesiosis causes about half of fatal infections caused by blood transfusions. Transfusion-transmitted...

By Jaclyn Guerrero, Epidemiologist at Metabiota, the pioneer in epidemic risk modeling This week, millions of Muslims will make their pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, known as the Hajj. For observant...

Two weeks ago I interviewed health law professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, Katherine Drabiak, JD on an article she wrote,  “Caveat Emptor: How the Intersection...

Cases of babesiosis, transmitted by tick bites, increase over the spring months with the majority of affected people falling ill in June or July. The seasonal rise in this parasitic disease in the United...

India’s GBIT and Oxitec announced the launch of the Friendly™ Aedes project to combat the menace of vector borne diseases including dengue and chikungunya. India recently initiated the outdoor...

Don’t wait until it threatens the life of someone you care about, learn what to look for and trust your instincts. World Meningitis Day is celebrated on the 24th of April each year to raise awareness...

Many professionals in the biological remediation industry deal with the threat of histoplasmosis very seriously. Guidance documents from the CDC outline the conditions where materials and waste are potentially...

By some estimates, nearly 1 million Americans every year seek healthcare treatments provided by professionals outside the United States. I have had the pleasure, over the past few months, of visiting...

With the serious migrant situation continuing to unfold across Europe, and the continuing movement of migrant populations across borders in North America, I am frequently asked if international refugees...

The year 2017 has barely begun and we already have a new and potentially major infectious disease situation flaring up. During the first three weeks of 2017, the dreaded deadly Yellow Fever virus (YFV)...