Hospital room floors may be an overlooked source of infection, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for...

Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem...

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A farmworker from the Omaheke region on the eastern border of Namibia has died from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), according to Namibia health officials. According to a report in The Namibian, The...

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Just days after the Vancouver Canucks announced confirmed and suspected mumps among several players, officials with the Minnesota Wild hockey team reported that forwards Jason Pominville and Zach Parise...

The Department of Health (DOH) spearheads the 5th Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Forum in Cebu City with the theme: “Evidence Based Technologies to Accelerate the Gains of NTD Elimination, A New Hope”....

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A third confirmed diphtheria case has been reported in Zamboanga City, according to City health officer Dr. Rodelin Agbuloson today. The latest case from the village of Mampang was confirmed by the...

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response–the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The...

Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has reported cases of chikungunya in the country for the first time. A total of 803 cases have been reported since 19...

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On the Sunday, Feb. 26 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I take a look at two diverse issues on the infectious disease news scene. In the first half, I take a look at the New Republic article...

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported on their EMPRES system of two human H5N1 avian influenza cases today. The first case was reported from Al-Minyā, also spelled...