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Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Four dead from MERS virus in Oman Four people died in the Sultanate...

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Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Feb. 9 through Feb. 15: 5. Vaccine misinformation: Maine health officials warn fake CDC flyer The Maine Centers...

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A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at The Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that...

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In a world where we can travel the globe by jet, diseases that were once thought to plague faraway places can now strike close to home. The U.S. had to learn this the hard way. In...

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Since the beginning of the year, the island of Reunion has seen a 10-fold increase in dengue fever cases as compared to the period in 2018, according to French health officials (computer...

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Officials with the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is advising (computer translated) the public to ensure they are vaccinated if traveling to Japan due to outbreaks of measles...

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Venezuela’s tumbling economy and authoritarian rule have precipitated an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The country is now experiencing a more than 1 million percent inflation,...

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My first guest on the new YouTube program, Outbreak News TV is public health scientist, infectious disease expert and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy,...

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Utah public health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that spanned nearly two years, infected 281 people, and killed three has ended. Bree Barbeau, epidemiologist with the Utah...

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Clark County health officials reported an additional six confirmed measles cases Saturday, bringing the outbreak total to 59 since the beginning of the year. One suspected case is...

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Because of several factors to include the El Niño phenomenon, geographical conditions of the country and the natural cycle of the disease, Colombian health officials foresee continuing...

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Lyme disease is an infection transmitted by the bite of a tick. Prompt diagnosis and early treatment helps reduce the risk of further symptoms developing. Laboratory tests check for...