By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Nine patients and two staff with Norovirus symptoms at Limerick hospital THERE ARE two confirmed cases of the winter vomiting bug at a Limerick city hospital following...

By Dr. Steven Q. Simpson Sepsis is a public health crisis in the United States and around the world. There is no doubt about it. Each year, an estimated 270,000 people in the U.S. die from sepsis and another...

Written by: Sarah Gehrke, MSN, RN Dengue is a re-emerging public health concern with two-fifths of the world population being at risk of infection. It is a mosquito-borne viral infection primarily transmitted...

By Taryn Chapman at The Vaccine Mom Pockets of unvaccinated people have left many children exposed to the most contagious and potentially deadly disease–the measles. I’m going to add some interesting...

By Taryn Chapman at The Vaccine Mom Here in America, as in many countries around the world, we are seeing large outbreaks of the measles due to falling vaccine rates. It’s all over the news—what...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today...

By Glenn Laverack, PhD Disease outbreaks present a unique set of circumstances that require fast and innovative strategies to ‘think outside the box’ and to ‘think ahead’ to better work with communities. Disease...

By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 As of June 17, 2019, there have been 596 confirmed measles cases in New York City since September. An enormous toll is being placed on the public health structure, as...

Last Friday, the UN held it’s first World Food Safety Day and some staggering figures were released: An estimated 600 million — almost 1 in 10 people in the world — fall ill after eating contaminated...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that newly published data reveals that daily, greater than one million new cases of four curable sexually transmitted infections...