Robert Herriman

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A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a northern Spain resort has affected at least a dozen people and killed one this summer, according to a local media report (computer translated). The outbreak...

First is was malaria, then it was diphtheria, now health officials in Venezuela are reporting an outbreak of measles, according to El Carabobeno report (computer translated). The vaccine-preventable viral...

Florida state health officials have reported 23 Vibrio vulnificus cases in 2017 through mid-September and of this total, five cases have been seen in the Tampa Bay area. Cases of the bacterial infection...

I woke up to this headline in my inbox from the WHO–“The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms”….Yikes! A new WHO report was published today Antibacterial agents...

In the spring of 2012, a Saudi Arabian man developed symptoms resembling severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. However, it wasn’t caused by the SARS coronavirus. Instead it was identified as a...

One of the bigger stories in recent weeks is the situation of human infections with a strain of Brucella, known as RB51, linked to the consumption of raw, or unpasteurized milk. Senior Associate with the...

The outbreaks of the parasitic infection, Cyclospora, in the United States and Canada continue to increase in cases while investigations continue to come up empty concerning a source or a vehicle for...

In this interview from the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in May 2017, we looked at this amazing story of an individual with a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection and the use...

With an increase in the mosquito-borne viral infections caused by chikungunya in areas of Italy, the National Center for Blood (CNS) of the Higher Health Institute (ISS) suspended donations of blood...

Through Sept. 5, 37 state have reported human West Nile virus (WNV) cases in 2017. Now we can add two more as two northeastern states report their first cases of the year. The Connecticut Department...