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The China National Health and Family Planning Commission has reported an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Jiangsu. The male patient, aged 58, in Zhenjiang has died. He had exposure...

India has seen a huge increase in cases and deaths from Influenza A (H1N1) through Aug 2017 compared to last year, according to data from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). Through...

Leptospirosis The number of leptospirosis cases are up more than 70 percent in the Philippines this year to date, according to the latest data from the Department of Health. Since the beginning of the...

The annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world draws about 2 to 4 million Muslim pilgrims every year; at least 1.5 to 2 million pilgrims are foreign...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).Did you know that hospital-acquired...

Health officials in Nicaragua has reported 1,613 conjunctivitis, or “pink eye” cases in the past week affecting 52 cities across the country, bringing the total cases year-to-date to 11,364,...

Vibrio A person from Santa Rosa County is the 3rd and latest Vibrio vulnificus fatality reported in Florida year-to-date. Previous deaths due to Vibrio were reported in Orange and Brevard Counties. State...

In an earlier episode of the podcast we discussed the giant intestinal roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides–a nematode parasite. Today, we’ll look at a nematode that is about the size of a staple–Enterobius...

In early 2013, the first reported human cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in China. Since that time, more than 1500 cases have been reported with about half the cases reported since last October. About...

With record amounts of rain and unprecedented flooding, Houston and the southeastern part of Texas have their hand full with rescues, shelters and numerous public safety issues. What about the infectious...