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An eight-year-old boy from the Ficksburg area in Free State province, South Africa has died from rabies after a dog bite, making him the fifth human rabies case in the country this year. According to...

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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,...

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Officials with the Universidad Central de Venezuela reported to ProMed Mail late last week (computer translated) of a family of three from Yaguapita, Miranda state in northern Venezuela who contracted...

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Two confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV), a reportable animal disease, have been found in western South Dakota. USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory reported the disease to South...

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Texas animal health officials are reporting five horses with confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection.  The infected horses are located in: Newton, Orange, Liberty, Jasper and Jefferson...

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Recent advances in the understanding of cancer have led to more personalized therapies, such as drugs that target particular proteins and tests that analyze gene expression patterns in tumors to predict...

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In a follow-up to the outbreak of ill schoolkids in in Zamboanga del Norte province who took the deworming medication, Albendazole, Philippines health officials say the illnesses are due to “normal”...

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The botulism outbreak that sickened dozens at a Ohio church potluck dinner in April has been linked to potato salad prepared with improperly home-canned potatoes, according to a Centers for Disease Control...

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The number of human cases of the zoonotic infection, brucellosis, has increased in parts of Israel by 83 percent, prompting one physician to call it a “Third world epidemic”. The Jerusalem...

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In an update to the expanding Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the New York City’s Bronx borough, New York City health officials now report four fatalities linked to the bacterial disease...