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Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, resurgence of vector-borne...

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Here is a look at some interesting infectious disease and health news, opinion and research reported across the globe: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 – Papua New Guinea On...

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Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem — even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious...

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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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The measles outbreak in Madagascar has grown to a total of 68,912 cases since October, including 926 deaths, the World Health Organization in Madagascar reports (computer translated). This...

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In a follow-up on the measles epidemic in the Philippines, health officials are now reporting 11,459 measles cases, including 189 fatalities since the beginning of the year though...

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Knowing how to prepare for overseas travel becomes more important day-by-day–what vaccines do you need and how to avoid mosquito borne illness are just two critical components...

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I recently saw an Open letter to Vermont legislators several years ago who were considering vaccine legislation from an immunologist named Dr Tetyana Obukhanych. The letter was resurrected...

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By Jory Lange The New York Department of Health is investigating a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Promenade Assisted Living Facility in Guilderland, New York.  Two people have...

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The Pat Walker Health Center at the University of Arkansas issued a campus health advisory after the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) identified three confirmed cases and one suspected...

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Chagas is a potentially deadly parasitic disease caused by the microorganism, Trypanosoma cruzi. It is transmitted to humans by insects known as kissing bugs, as well as via blood...

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In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Val Thorens in the French Alps, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) reports that at least 39 cases have been reported since January, according...