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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)...

The end of a year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the year that was and make lists of things that made an impact in our lives. The positive impact of vaccines on the lives of individuals and families...

By Vincent Racaniello, PhD A sensitive and specific blood test has been developed that could be used to limit the risk of transmission of prion disease through the blood supply (link to papers one and...

By Michael Coston at Avian Flu Diary While avian influenza news updates (official and otherwise) are notoriously hard to come by over the New Year’s Holiday, this morning we do have a statement...

According to the CDC, from 2014-2015, Hawaii experienced 18 food borne related outbreaks, sickening over 1,000 people, causing 211 hospitalizations, and 6 deaths. In 2016, two very public food borne illness...

By now, we are all too aware that chronic Lyme disease can be found in 80 countries worldwide, affecting tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions around the globe. We know that chronic Lyme disease...

Vaccines are one of the most successful scientific breakthroughs and most cost-effective health investments in history. In fact, with the exception of safe drinking water, vaccine is widely considered...