Robert Herriman

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Seven months after the first autochthonous chikungunya cases were reported in the Western hemisphere in early December, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has reported two locally acquired cases of...

A nine-month-old girl has become the sixth Naegleria fowleri, or “brain-eating amoeba” fatality reported in the Karachi area in the past two months, according to a Dawn.com report today. It...

An outbreak of the most severe form of leishmaniasis has taken the lives of two people and affected 150 others in Wajir North Sub County, Kenya, according to a report in The Star today. The disease,...

Thanks to heightened surveillance, Jamaican health officials report detecting a suspected chikungunya case in a traveler, according to the Jamaica Information Services today. Chief Medical Officer, Dr....

The Bolivia Departmental Health Service has reported their first imported chikungunya cases in the eastern city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, according to a Prensa Latina report (computer translated). The...

The past week was a busy one in Florida as far as mosquito borne infections. Imported human cases of chikungunya, dengue fever and malaria were reported plus the state reported a locally acquired dengue...

A chikungunya outbreak has been reported from two barangays (villages) in Sta. Lucia town in Ilocos Sur province in the northern Philippines, according to a report in the Philippine news source, Tempo...

With a high number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and deaths being reported out of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the West Africa outbreak nears 1,000 total cases and eclipsed 600 deaths, according to the...

I was looking at the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) annual calendar of health events happening in the country. Much to my surprise, since I never heard of it during my three decades in microbiology,...

The Maine Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported four cases of cyclosporiasis in the state in recent weeks. The cases were reported to Maine CDC from June 24-July 7th. The last known case reported...