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Mexico registered the first case of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus in a baby who died shortly after birth, according the the Ministry of Health Friday (computer translated). However, the Health...

The most frightening aspect of Zika virus has been its ability to produce severe fetal birth defects during pregnancy, especially microcephaly—a small head. Now, scientists from the Florida campus of...

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The death of a 25-year-old Bogota woman from rabies in January has prompted an alert in Colombia, according to a El Tiempo report last week (computer translated). The woman was reportedly bitten on a...

Seven measles cases have been confirmed at the IPU New Zealand in Palmerston North, according to  MidCentral DHB Sunday. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Greg Simmons said “The MidCentral Public Health...

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In a follow-up to the mysterious disease known as “black urine” disease, the Secretary of Health of the State of Bahia says the number of cases of acute myalgia has risen to 64, the Gazeta...

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For the 5th time since 2013, Taiwan has reported an imported human H7N9 avian influenza case. According to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (computer translated), the case has been identified as...

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According to officials with the National Tropical Disease in Hanoi Saturday, three men were hospitalized and one died after eating raw pig blood curd during Lunar New Year festivities, according to state...

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...