Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Europe’s third bird flu outbreak in less than two weeks has been tentatively identified as an H5 variety – although further testing is required...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary Although it is a little rough, we’ve a translation of a letter posted on the central government site for the Netherlands (Rijksoverheid.nl) that confirms...

In what has been reported to be the third largest Legionnaires’ disease outbreak seen since the disease was first discovered in 1976, the outbreak in suburban Portugal has claimed the lives of more people. The...

In a follow-up to the large Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Vila Franca de Xira in suburban Lisbon, the Directorate-General for Health of Portugal now puts the number of cases at 302, including...

Uncooked and undercooked pork is notorious for harboring a number of infectious agents that can sicken people. Two countries in Europe are warning of two different infectious microorganisms being found...

In a follow-up to an earlier story, Portuguese health officials say that cooling towers at a fertilizer plant were the likely source of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, Reuters reports. Environment...

An outbreak of the bacterial infection, Legionnaire’s disease, has sickened more than a hundred (120) and killed four people in the central Portuguese region of Vila Franca de Xira, a municipality...

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It appears the norovirus season has begun in England as health officials there reported 18 outbreaks of the gastrointestinal virus in hospitals across the country during the month of October. All but one...

The number of verified cases of acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology in the United States has risen to 70 in 29 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

An Amsterdam hospital said Tuesday that an outbreak of the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus has been reported in patients on the hospital’s orthopedics/urology ward. Officials at The Sint Lucas...