Streptococcus pyogenes, or beta streptococcus group A (GAS) is a very common pathogenic bacterium in humans causing a wide range of disease ranging from the mild to severe and life threatening. Infections...

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Scotland health officials are investigating two suspected cases of wound botulism in injecting drug users. Both individuals are receiving hospital treatment. One of the patients is from the NHS Greater...

Scottish nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, is back in the hospital 10 months after recovering from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) because of an unusual late complication of her illness, Scotland health officials report. The...

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During the past month, Scotland health officials have reported nine cases of Escherichia coli O157 PT32 associated to venison products produced by a company called Highland Game in Dundee. Health Protection...

Portugal health officials are reporting a botulism outbreak that has sickened up to six people, including one foreign national, according to the General Directorate for Health (DGS) last week (computer...

Six medical tourists, five from New York and one from Canada, contracted the bacterial infection, Q fever, last year after receiving a “live cell therapy treatment” in Germany, according to...

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  In a follow-up to a report two weeks ago, Public Health Wales has declared the outbreak of E. coli O157 that affected three children in the Conwy area over. A total of 83 other people were screened...

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The Student Health Centre at the University of South Wales announced Tuesday that a freshman student living in halls of residence at Treforest has been confirmed positive for meningococcal meningitis/septicemia. The...

Neonatal herpes simplex (HSV) is a relatively rare but very serious disease that can range in severity from localized infections of the skin or eyes to life threatening disseminated infections of the...

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“If your child has been sick or is suffering from any such symptoms please keep them off school for 48 hours” scrolls across the website of the New Milton Junior School in Hampshire, England...