In the town of La Encantada in the northwestern region of Piura, health officials are investigating dozens of cutaneous anthrax cases linked to infected cattle, according to a RPP Noticias report (computer...

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Just a few weeks after 100 employees and customers at a Simi Valley, CA Chipotle restaurant were sickened with norovirus, Minnesota health officials are reporting a Salmonella Newport outbreak affecting...

Illinois health officials reported today two additional deaths in residents of the Illinois Veteran’s Home – Quincy, bringing the total fatalities to nine. The case count stands at 53 since...

A brand of infant formula made in Argentina was taken off the shelves after analysis of the product revealed the bacterium, Cronobacter sakazakii, a bacterium that can cause meningitis and septicemia,...

The Secretary of Health of Ceará (SESA) has confirmed at least 10 cases of Zika virus (ZikaV) in the state, according to a Globo report (computer translated). The information was released on Thursday...

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Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) re-introduced on Thursday his bipartisan bill to address a growing problem of parasitic diseases – mostly in poor, minority populations along the U.S.-Mexico border, the rural...

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In 1909, Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas discovered the parasitic infection, Chagas disease, which is appropriately named after him. However, if Dr Chagas discovered the disease caused by the parasite...

Today’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show started with a brief introduction to a new, free 6-week online course on Vaccines being offered by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of...

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Judging from the surge and eventual disappearance of news stories about bedbugs a couple of years ago, the tiny creatures are no longer a problem. But someone forgot to tell the bugs. They’re still...

The number of cases of the tick borne bacterial disease, anaplasmosis, continue to climb in Maine as the state Centers for Disease Control reports 164 cases statewide as of Nov. 18. This number is up 70...