NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is encouraging area residents to be aware that a cat in Urbana was recently diagnosed with tularemia. Tularemia is caused by the...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has confirmed a fatal case of Powassan virus infection in a Waldo County resident. The adult developed neurologic symptoms...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 According to a news release from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Friday: Since November 2021, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in collaboration with...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Alabama state health officials report investigating four cases of E. coli O157:H7  in younger children in Northeastern Alabama. The symptoms of E. coli O157 and similar E. coli infections...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In an article in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the authors of the case report discuss the exposure to rabies of some 13 people due to the translocation...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The New York State Department of Health today announced the emergence of two Omicron subvariants in New York State, BA.2.12 and BA.2.12.1. Both variants are sub-lineages of BA.2,...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the meningococcal disease outbreak in Florida in early 2022,  Florida state health officials reported an additional case in Polk County this week– the second...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test that detects chemical compounds in breath samples associated...