On 17-18 November 2016 WHO held an informal consultation to review its draft methodology for prioritizing diseases under its Research and Development Blueprint. The meeting brought together experts in...

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In a follow-up on the first ever known Seoul virus outbreak in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Jan. 31 reports 10 confirmed cases in Wisconsin (3) and Illinois...

With the serious migrant situation continuing to unfold across Europe, and the continuing movement of migrant populations across borders in North America, I am frequently asked if international refugees...

A confirmed case of mumps has been identified in the TCU community, according to officials with Brown-Lupton Health Center at Texas Christian University (TCU). TCU has been working with Tarrant County...

Neonatal herpes is a rare but potentially devastating complication of genital herpes during pregnancy, which can cause brain damage, breathing problems, seizures and even death. Neonatal herpes infection...

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A couple of weeks ago, officials at the Kettering Medical Health System in Ohio announced a scabies outbreak among Kettering Medical Center employees. On Monday, the number had risen to 86. According...

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The number of confirmed yellow fever cases in the Brazil outbreak, which began in December 2016, has grown to 149, including 52 confirmed fatalities, according to the Brazilian Health Ministry today (computer...

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A dengue fever outbreak was declared on Feb. 1 in the town of Innisfail in Far North Queensland, Australia after a resident was confirmed with a locally acquired case, according to Queensland Health. The...

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After reporting more than 100,000 dengue fever cases in 2016, Malaysia’s dengue fever case count continues into 2017. For the first month of 2017, the Malaysia Ministry of Health has reported 8,033...

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A Serratia marcescens outbreak in a neonatal ICU in Spain has prompted the Ministry of Health to close the unit, according to a Radio Madrid report (computer translated). According to the report, the...