Robert Herriman

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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...

So many of us or our family members have experienced this relatively mild though distressing infection. Pinworm is the most common worm infection in North America with up to 50% of some groups of school...

Although only a couple of cases of US travelers get this disease annually, many tourists choose the adventure of game parks in Africa to spend their vacation. Often a fatal disease with 15,000-20,000 cases...

Some of us travel to Central and South America for various reasons. Some go to volunteer at a medical hospital or to help out in a poor rural community. Others go for jungle and environmental adventures. While...

I bet a lot of you are like me when you watch the TV show House, you probably sit there and try to figure out what obscure disease their patient has. Well, I was watching an episode the other day (must...

Recently the New York City Department of Health reported two devastating infections in children in Brooklyn. One child, a newborn, as of this writing, has severe permanent brain damage. The other, a teenager,...