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Since 1993, more than 639 hantavirus cases have been reported in the United States carrying with it a 36 percent fatality rate. Elsewhere across the globe hantaviruses have been reported in countries in...

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Another zoo animal has died as a result of infection with the serious bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, prompting zoo officials to conduct a vaccination drive in the neighboring areas. An elephant succumbed...

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Pakistani health authorities are reporting the 12th fatality this year in Sindh province due to the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, according to an Express Tribune report Friday. This is the...

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The World Health Organization today called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites believed to be less fatal, but now causing high disease burden. As...

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Indian health officials are responding to an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam State in northeastern India. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 365...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries together...

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A new report on the state of health in Mumbai, India was released by the non-partisan organization, Praja. Some of the key data from the report is as follows:   Since the last 5 years 37,501 people...

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A 63-year-old woman from Sonitpur district in Assam state in India has been killed because of accusations of being a witch, according to a NDTV video news report. Apparently, villagers blamed the elderly...

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With a global tally of just 33 cases from two countries during the first six months of 2015, health officials are reporting the lowest number of cases ever during this time frame. During the same period...

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Following a study last October that put the dengue burden in India to be about 6 million cases annually, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reveals that the people in southern...