Most of the research to understand the consequences of Zika virus infection has focused on how the virus affects pregnant women and causes severe birth defects in their developing fetuses. But a new study...

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Leopoldo Villegas. MD joined me for an in-depth interview on the crisis in Venezuela on the Sunday, Oct. 30 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show.  Dr Villegas is a Venezuelan trained physician,...

The International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its frozen strawberries out of an abundance of caution in response to a U.S. Food...

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) reports the third West Nile Virus death in Dallas County for the 2016 season. The patient was a resident of the 75149 zip code of Mesquite and was previously...

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The number of Zika virus infections in the southern Vietnam city of Ho Chi Minh City (HCM City)have tripled in recent weeks, according to the Vietnam Health Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine...

Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine-containing disinfectants can become resistant to colistin, a last resort antibiotic often used against multidrug resistant pathogens. This is the...

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Three additional confirmed Vibrio vulnificus cases were reported in the past week in the state of Florida, bringing the state total to 36 through Friday. The new cases include the fourth case confirmed...

In a follow-up on a report two weeks ago concerning a potential Zika-related microcephaly case in a four-month old child Krong Buk district, Dak Lak province, Vietnam health officials say the link was...

Hong Kong health officials released updates recently on the situations on Legionnaires’ disease (LD) and dengue fever (DF). According to the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the...

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Columbus Public Health tweeted Friday an update to the Cryptosporidium outbreak in Central Ohio, which shows a slight increase in the past week (29 cases) bringing the total to 966. Columbus Public Health...