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The Washington State Department of Health (WSDH) has reported 129 mumps cases through Friday, including 111 in King County and twelve in Pierce County. This has prompted health officials to urge the public...

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Health officials in the Cusco region in southeastern Peru have reported dozens of suspected human rabies cases in individuals in La Convención province, according to a Publimetro report (computer translated). Eighty-five people...

In a survey of almost 2,000 people who said they had had a past negative experience when taking psilocybin-containing “magic mushrooms,” Johns Hopkins researchers say that more than 10 percent...

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Health officials in the UK are reporting increases in the gastrointestinal bugs, norovirus and rotavirus, according to a updated report published by Public Health England (PHE) this week. PHE reports...

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An outbreak in the Los Angeles area of Southern California has now spread to Santa Barbara County and health officials say most were unvaccinated. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is...

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Puffer fish poisoning, or tetrodotoxication from the ingestion of “butete” resulted in three of the four “food poisoning” fatalities in the Western Visayas region on the Philippines,...

Seventy years after CDC was founded to fight mosquitoes that carried malaria, CDC found itself entrenched in combat with another mosquito-borne illness, Zika virus. CDC activated its Emergency Operations...

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One year ago, a couple a guys from Canada started a new website that was unlike anything else out there–truly innovative with some big ideas to publish high quality, peer-reviewed research articles...

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the following summary on the polio situation in Pakistan earlier this week: In Pakistan, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) has been...

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) scientists have discovered that severe birth defects related to infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV) occurred much earlier than...