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The Institute of Public Health of Serbia reported this week on the measles situation in the country. From Oct. 2017 through June 21, 2018, 5,598 measles cases were recorded, of which 2837 were laboratory...

Dirofilaria repens is a filarial nematode that affects dogs and other carnivores. As with other filaria species, mosquitoes transmit infectious microfilariae. Humans may become infected as aberrant...

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is reporting an increase in hepatitis A cases. As of June 22, 2018, there have been 5 confirmed cases of hepatitis A infection in Hamilton County, Tennessee...

Measles The measles outbreak in Ukraine increased by 1,401 cases in the past week (560 adults and 841 children), bringing the total for the year to 21,894 (8,557 adults and 13,037 children) for the...

Since our update on the dengue fever situation in Thailand two weeks ago, the Bureau of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has reported an addition five dengue related fatalities, bringing...

On today’s show we discuss a most interesting parasite, the soil transmitted helminth, Strongyloides stercoralis. This parasite is more commonly found in areas that are relatively warm and moist,...

El Salvador Minister of Public Health, Violeta Menjívar, said that there is an epidemic outbreak of typhoid fever that has affected some 26 municipalities in the country. Deputy Minister Julio Tobles...

With an additional 351 confirmed and probable dengue fever cases in the past week, the total cases now stand at 4,604 since the beginning of the year. The epidemic continues in the West and the South. Since...

The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture has recently confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in cattle in three districts of East Province: Ngoma, Kirehe, and Kyonza. Rift Valley Fever is mosquito-borne...

In the first five months of 2017, Philippines health officials recorded nearly 41,000 dengue fever cases. During the same period of 2018, officials are reporting a 7 percent decrease. From 1 January...