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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) produced updated recommendations for the...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews With the back-to-back lethal cases of the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri this month–in California and North Carolina–I wanted to...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In 2020, Vietnam was given many accolades over their apparent success in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic–very low cases and only a few dozen fatalities. Times...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On today’s show, I look at some of the most interested stories in infectious diseases during the past week. The Naegleria fowleri case in northern California,...

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In a follow-up to a report about one month ago about melioidosis cases reported in the US with no travel history  HERE  The CDC announced a 4th such case, a fatal case, in the state of Georgia. In addition,...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In 2010, a French lab worker named Emilie Jaumain, accidentally pricked her thumb with a lab instrument during an experiment with prion-infected mice. 7.5 years later,...

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The CDC, Texas and Dallas health officials announced a human monkeypox case in an individual who traveled from Nigeria. Texas reports rise in rabies in cattle Finland reports many new COVID-19 cases are...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Colorado state and local health officials report investigating a potential human plague death in the state. The victim is a resident of La Plata County. In this news...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Last month, Kansas state health officials announced the investigation of a number of illnesses (Shigellosis) linked to a water park outside of Wichita. In this video,...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In the past couple weeks, a number of tickborne disease reports came out of the Northeastern United States, and I’m not including Lyme disease. Four Powassan...