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By Oscar Nkala The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported the outbreak of an undiagnosed disease that has affected 14, killed 8 and left 6 children under the age of 10 hospitalised since it was first...

By Oscar Nkala Tissue samples taken from at least 100 cattle have tested positive for infection as a new outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) spreads across north-eastern Zambia. In a disease...

By Oscar Nkala The Namibian government has released a new epidemiological update report indicating that the number of laboratory-confirmed Hepatitis E cases has risen to 11 in the period between January...

By NSF International Controlling Legionnaires’ disease will require a universal, preventive-based approach by a bevy of stakeholders ranging from building owners to hospital administrators, from public...

By Ian M. Mackay, PhD What is HTLV-1? HTLV-1 is a human delta retrovirus assigned to the genusDeltaretrovirus, species Primate T-lymphotropic virus 1 [5]. It was first described in 1980.[10] Soon thereafter...

As winter approaches, increasing cases of infectious diseases like respiratory infectious disease have been reported globally. In China, the healthcare systems of many provinces remind people to pay attention...

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...