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Tragic and Preventable! Congenital syphilis, or syphilis in a fetus or infant at birth, is a horrible disease resulting in devastating health outcomes, including stillbirth. Live-born infants with congenital...

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By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Two people in #Mongolia who died from #plague in late April after reportedly consuming raw marmot meat. Some were skeptical of this transmission route; however, here I...

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By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63 Today, both the New York City Department of Health and the NY State Department of Health released updated measles numbers, just following the Centers for Disease Control...

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In this news brief, with summertime upon us–hot weather and warming of the waters–I wanted to spend some time looking at the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri. I look at the parasite...

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In this news brief, I look at the recent human infections with rat hepatitis E virus (rat HEV), the first cases, a Canadian case and a little about human HEV. African swine fever in Asia Hepatitis A...

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By Robert Herriman @bactiman63 In this news brief, I look at the where the ASF outbreak in Asia started, the current situation, what’s happening with pork prices and some research on an ASF oral...

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According to the CDC, since the hepatitis A outbreaks were first identified in 2016, more than 17,000 cases reported and at least 170 deaths as a result of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection have been reported. Pennsylvania...

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New national case counts have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and we see it continue to rise by the dozens. The biggest outbreaks in the United States, in New York...

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In this news brief, I look at the recent imported monkeypox case in Singapore, the situation in Nigeria since the reemergence of monkeypox and other countries outside Africa reporting monkeypox. Ebola:...