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Dr. Ian Mackay, PhD is a virologist with The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. See more of Dr Mackay’s blogging at Virology Down Under This is the first case of Ebola virus infection...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary With the advent of modern antibiotics – Hansen’s Disease, aka Leprosy – has been vastly reduced around the globe over the past couple of decades,...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The outbreak of EV-D68 – an (up-till-now) rarely seen non-polio enterovirus infection – continues in North America with more than 40 states and several...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary With its exponential growth, high mortality rate, and potential to escape the confines of West Africa, it is admittedly difficult to get anyone to think...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Just over 5 months ago we first learned of a new reassortant avian flu subtype called H5N6 which had infected local poultry – and killed a 49...

Although lab confirmation is still awaited in some areas, the outbreak of severe respiratory illness in kids that we saw pop up N.W. Missouri a little over a week ago (see Kansas City Outbreak Identified...

Local media reports (see Unusual respiratory virus strikes metro kids) from Kansas City, Mo. indicate that a rarely seen – and not yet well understood – respiratory virus called HEV 68 (Human Enterovirus...

The World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola virus disease factsheet notes that ebolaviruses may be transmitted via the semen of a male who is getting over an ebolavirus infection, for a period of 7-weeks...

The reality of life in this second decade of the 21st century is that disease threats that once were local, can now spread globally in a matter of hours or days.  Vast oceans and prolonged travel times...

In August of 2010, roughly 9 months after the first vaccines for the pandemic H1N1 virus became available, we began to see reports of an increase in narcolepsy among children and adolescents in Northern...