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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported Friday that Romania and France lead EU/EEA countries this year in measles. The highest number of cases to date...

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Measles is currently affecting several French regions and the rapid increase in the number of cases since the beginning of the year may give rise to fears of another major epidemic...

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In 2011, the FAO / WHO Expert Committee developed a ranking of parasites transmitted by foods of importance in world public health, which included some two dozen parasites. The Parasitology...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. The country is experiencing outbreaks of infectious diseases,...

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Kenya has been certified guinea worm free by the World Health Organization. Speaking in a ceremony where she received the certificate from the World Health Organization, Health Cabinet...

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A measles outbreak that began in March in Okinawa has grown to near 150 cases across the country, according to the Japanese National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID). As of...

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In a follow-up to an interview on the dwarf tapeworm, Hymenolepsis nana last week, this week we look a related cestode, the rat tapeworm. Hymenolepis diminuta is a tapeworm that occurs...

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As the title of the podcast indicates and as regular listeners know, the majority of the time I focus of infectious diseases. However, I do like to dedicate air time to other important...

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Officials with Public Health – Seattle & King County are reporting a bat found near Husky Stadium at the University of Washington (UW) last Saturday was rabies positive and...

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Results RNA, LLC of Orem, UT was issued a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month over a number of unapproved/misbranded new drugs sold, including one...

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Javier Buceta, associate professor of bioengineering, Paolo Bocchini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and postdoctoral student Graziano Fiorillo of Lehigh...

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A major route toward creating effective vaccines against dengue virus and Zika involves the E protein that covers the surface of each viral particle. If we could develop strong antibodies...