Robert Herriman

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Today’s topic is hot with 3 major papers in the last few months, that is the viral hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was estimated to affect 35.5 million people worldwide...

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. Here to...

A recent Reuters article on the problem with Venezuela’s measles outbreak crossing the Brazilian border said the following: Brazil complained on Thursday that Venezuela was doing nothing to stop the...

New Jersey health officials have reported the first human West Nile virus (WNV) case in Hunterdon County. There are two other reports under investigation. The state saw eight cases, including two fatalities...

Norwegian health authorities are warning people who are particularly vulnerable to Vibrio infections to take precautions while swimming as a number of serious bacterial infections have been recorded. This...

Lyme disease is a potentially serious bacterial infection that is spread by bites from infected blacklegged ticks and deer ticks. The bacterium, called Borrelia burgdorferi, causes more than 300,000 illnesses...

Mexican authorities announced this week that they are prepared for an increase in AH1N1 influenza cases this 2018-2019 winter season. This includes a strategic reserve of some 327,000 antiviral drugs...

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Ukraine, the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported an additional 755 cases in the past week, bringing the total to 28,185 this...

Romania’s veterinary authority (ANSVSA) is reporting (computer translated) some 500 outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) over the past year. Officials say in the SE area of Romania, the evolution...

Rat lungworm infection or Angiostrongyliasis is a parasitic infection that is relatively rare in the US; however, its effects on those infected can be quite serious.  Last Friday, a CDC Morbidity and...