Robert Herriman

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As reported in the Yakima Herald, there is one confirmed case and one suspected case of wound botulism in Yakima County. Both individuals are confirmed heroin users and are currently on ventilators at...

The fifth cougar to succumb to the plague in recent years was found at the southern end of Grand Teton National Park in recent days. The female cat was known in the area of Jackson, Wyoming for wandering...

A new diagnostic system coming out of South Africa could improve the speed and efficiency of the diagnosis of tuberculosis in the near future. The system called TBDx, developed by the Aurum Institute,...

With being in the midst of flu season and with H1N1 still looming, The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a plethora of information on things you can do if someone in your family gets...

The numbers of people infected with the potentially life threatening disease, leptospirosis, has increased over the past decade showing rates quite a bit higher than neighboring United Kingdom. In recent...

The continent of Africa has a large portion of the world’s HIV positive people with some estimates in the 60% range. Because of the high incidence of HIV in the general and blood donor population and...

Three people from the Madeira archipelago have returned home for Christmas holiday after working in the Central African country of Equatorial Guinea are hospitalized due to infections of falciparum malaria. One...

When we travel there are always the issues of flight delays, lost luggage and the long lines going through security. What about the food? It may not be the tastiest meals we ever had but most people are...

It was first described in the 1960’s in a 29 year old schoolteacher in Northern Luzon in the Philippines. He had diarrhea for 3 weeks prior to admission to the Philippine General Hospital, Manila....

You know the signs of getting a cold; sneezing, runny nose and scratchy throat. The cold is the most common illness known: it’s the leading cause of doctor’s visits and the number one reason...