Robert Herriman

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The Lupus Foundation of America says lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body.  Their research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual...

Several times over the years I see media outlets use hyperbolic and sensationalized headlines and stories in serious topics in the world of outbreaks and infectious diseases. Whether it be about plague...

The number of confirmed norovirus cases reported at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea has risen by 11, including seven security staff at the Horeb Youth Centre, bringing the outbreak...

In a follow-up on the Raws for Paws recall, Minnesota health and agriculture officials report investigating two cases of Salmonella Reading infection in two Twin Cities children. The children became...

The Guinea Ministry of Health reported Wednesday (computer translated) on the first Lassa fever case/death in a resident in more than two decades. The Guinea resident sought out medical care in Liberia...

Since the end of January, the State Serum Institute has investigated a disease outbreak of contagious hepatitis caused by hepatitis A virus infections, according to Fødevarestyrelsen (computer translated). The...

Pennsylvania has been the land of Lyme disease, reporting the most cases in the country for more than 10 consecutive years. Governor Tom Wolf, in his 2018-2019 budget, is proposing $2.5 million to...

Lyme disease was first described in the US in 1975– it’s a vector borne illness caused the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted to humans primarily by the blacklegged tick, Ixodes...

In a follow-up on the largest documented listeriosis outbreak South Africa has ever experienced, the South African National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has put the death toll at 107 since...

Korean health officials reported an additional 42 confirmed norovirus cases today, bringing the outbreak total to 128 over the past week. Of the new cases, 34 are security staff at the Horeb Youth Centre...