Robert Herriman

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A woman who robbed a gas station last October using her MRSA infected arm as a weapon was arraigned this week on one count of robbery and one count of theft. Chesterfieldresident, 32-year-old Caroline...

So far in the month of February, at least six children have perished to rabies in Amazonas region of Peru according to the Ministry of Health. The children range in age from 1 to 14 years of age and all...

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have given away and pledged billions of dollars for a wide range of disease conditions ranging from malaria to neglected tropical diseases to vaccines. And this doesn’t...

More and more people have subscribed to David Stractan’s theory known as the hygiene hypothesis, and now a small but growing number of people suffering from certain illnesses have taken hold of helminthic...

Walking pneumonia is a very common type of respiratory illness, with an estimated 2 million cases annually in the United States, caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae. The mycoplasmas are the smallest known...

The Gram stain: even many lay people have heard of this basic but incredibly important test that serves an integral role in the microbiology laboratory. Here I would like to give a brief overview over...

Last week, a media report said that the government of Kenya has issued warnings about a possible outbreak of aflatoxin in contaminated maize. Aflatoxin is a potent toxin and a very serious health issue...

Though this horribly disabling disease is virtually unknown to many Americans, trachoma is responsible for an estimated 7-8 million cases of permanent blindness particularly in the Middle East and Africa. The...

Since the research published last week about this lethal strain of fungus in PLoS Pathogens last week, there has been a plethora of media attention concerning the yeast, Cryptococcus gattii. Here I’d...

A Subway sandwich restaurant in Lombard, Illinois that was temporarily closed by health officials a few weeks ago has been the source of a Shigella outbreak which has afflicted at least 116 people. Of...