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In 2012, we estimate that there were 417 million people aged 15–49 years living with herpes simplex virus type 2  (HSV-2) infection world-wide (11.3% global prevalence), of whom 267 million were women. This...

One of the stars of Real Housewives ( I’m not familiar with the show) is Yolanda Foster. Her name pops up a lot in my world because of her very public affliction with Lyme disease. She has recently...

Avian influenza, or bird flu, both in birds and in people has been in the news increasingly in recent months and nobody has chronicled the situations on several continents better than Mike Coston, Editor...

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Guinea reported its lowest weekly total of new confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases since the week ending 17 August 2014. 42 confirmed cases were reported in the 7 days to 11 January 2015. Case numbers...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary The evidence with HPAI H5N8 and H5N2 has been – that, despite being cousins to some pretty nasty H5 viruses (H5N1, H5N6) – neither has shown...

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In a new video published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) YouTube page about two weeks ago, the federal health agency advises that if being diagnosed with Lyme disease and having...

There is likely no bigger accomplishment in medicine and public health that has saved so many lives and prevented so much misery over the decades as the introduction of vaccines. The World Health Organization...

Following a slew of unconfirmed reports from Iraqi media online concerning Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in ISIS fighters, representative from the World Health Organization (WHO) have commented on the situation. Head...

It was a good start for the website, Outbreak News Today, which launched in the Spring of 2014. We covered a great variety of infectious disease and outbreak news–From Ebola to chikungunya to Enterovirus...

A number of unconfirmed reports have hit the internet today concerning Ebola virus case(s) in Mosul, Iraq. According to a report in Shafaq News today, A medical source in Mosul hospital revealed diagnosing...