Belgium map/CIA

Last Wednesday, The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA) (computer translated) was warned by parents of children as well as by the Flemish regional public health...

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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...

Aedes aegypti/CDC

India has reported 9,175 suspected chikungunya cases through April 2018, according to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program of the Ministry of Health. Karnataka state has...

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The multi-disciplinary Central Team led by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is presently in Kerala constantly reviewing the situation of the Nipah Virus Disease, according...

Ebola virus

Two of the three patients died after leaving an isolation unit in Wangata hospital in Mbandaka city in the last week, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic confirmed. He said that both of...

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)
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Hong Kong health officials urged the public to maintain strict personal and environmental hygiene as the local activity of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and enterovirus (EV)...

Hymenolepsis diminuta/CDC

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...

Melanoma/National Cancer Institute

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...

ticks

Anaplasmosis is a tickborne disease caused by bacteria called Anaplasma phagocytophilum. It is spread by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick, the same tick that transmits Lyme...

Legionella pneumophila bacteria/CDC

A University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) patient has been diagnosed with highly probable healthcare associated Legionnaires’ disease caused by infection with Legionella bacteria,...

National guidelines assume that all patients who're diagnosed with clinical sepsis in an emergency department will be admitted to the hospital for additional care, but new research has found that many more patients are being treated and released from the ED for outpatient follow-up than previously recognized.
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National guidelines assume that all patients who’re diagnosed with clinical sepsis in an emergency department will be admitted to the hospital for additional care, but new research...

Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes/CDC

In a follow-up on the progress on French company, Valneva’s Lyme disease vaccine candidate VLA15, the company expects to launch a Phase 2 study in the second half of 2018,...