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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates there are 59,000 human deaths annually in over 150 countries, with 95% of cases occurring in Africa and Asia, and this is likely a underestimation. Rabies...

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Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging and serious viral zoonotic disease that carries with it a high case fatality rate (in the ballpark of 70% or more). NiV is an enveloped RNA virus and along with Hendra...

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The men from La Plata, Buenos Aires Province have contracted the viral disease, hantavirus, according to a Clarin report (computer translated). The three men are currently hospitalized for their illness. The...

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Zambian Fisheries and Livestock officials announced there is a anthrax outbreak in cattle currently affecting five districts in Western Province, according to a Times of Zambia report. Minister Michael...

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In the past two-plus months, Zimbabwe has seen an outbreak of typhoid fever that has resulted in more than 2200 suspected cases and at least nine deaths, according to local media. According to Health...

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Officials in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare have confirmed the death of a 12-year-old girl due to likely typhoid, according to local media reports. In addition to the fatality, Council spokesperson Michael...

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In a case report published recently in the British Medical Journal, the authors describe an unusual case of hepatitis apparently brought on by binge drinking energy drinks. The report summary notes: A...

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A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer...

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Sri Lanka is the first country in the World Health Organization South-East Asia Region to develop a national strategy for elimination of dog-mediated rabies. Sri Lanka’s goal is the elimination...

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The number of people in eastern Sudan affected by an “acute watery diarrhea” is multiplying over the past week as Sudanese health officials put the outbreak at 3,084 and the death toll has...