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In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Limerick, Ireland, the country’s Health Service Executive (HSE) is now reporting 15 confirmed measles cases and a linked case confirmed...

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After reporting a record low number of measles cases in 2016, Europe saw a massive 400 percent increase in cases in 2017, according to newly released EpiData. Measles affected 21,315...

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The Brazil Ministry of Health has confirmed 545 yellow fever cases and 164 deaths in the period from July 1, 2017 to February 20 this year, according to a news release Wednesday (computer...

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According to the Ministry of Health today, from July 1, 2017 to February 15 of this year, 409 cases of yellow fever were confirmed in the country, 183 in São Paulo, 157 in Minas Gerais,...

Listeria monocytogenes, the common food-borne bacteria depicted in this illustration based on electron microscope imagery, can cause miscarriage, stillbirth and premature labor in pregnant women.
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In a follow-up on the listeriosis outbreak that has affected South Africa since the beginning of 2017, as of 20 February 2018, 915 laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis have been...

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In a follow-up to a report concerning the increases in measles in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines, a measles outbreak has been declared by the city. In light of the Zamboanga...

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According to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), Medical laboratory science professionals, often called medical laboratorians, are vital healthcare detectives,...

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“If you induce a back of the envelope calculations given the hundreds of thousands of people who died every year of smallpox prior to when the campaign was started and looking at...

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In 2017, Hawaii health officials reported 17 rat lungworm disease cases. On Friday, The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the first case of rat lungworm disease in the...

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In a follow-up on the Salmonella outbreak in Weld County, CO, health officials continue to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella illness at several locations in Weld County. The source...

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In the past five years, Alaska received an average of <1 mumps case report per year.  Starting in August 2017, there has been an increase in mumps activity in Anchorage. To date,...