Hanover Park is a suburb of Chicago and police in the village say they have been receiving reports from the public of malnourished or neglected stray dogs appearing as “zombie dogs”. The...

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In an interview from the radio show in March 2015, I spoke to pediatric infectious disease specialist and research associate professor at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Dr Anna Lena Lopez...

Officials with the Uganda Ministry of Health have reported an outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the central region of the country. Eight cases, including two deaths have been reported...

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In the state of  in the Northern region of Brazil, officials are reporting an outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis, or kala-azar in the city of Tocantinópolis. According to a G1 report (computer translated),...

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In a follow-up on the malaria outbreak in Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde, the Ministry of Health and Social Security says a total of 116 autochthonous, or locally acquired cases have been registered in...

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In the highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s it was noticed that people (mostly women) of the Fore tribe were dying of what was originally thought to be a genetic disorder since it happened...

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“Rat-bite fever” is a general term to describe two relatively rare bacterial infections: Streptobacillus moniliformis, also known as Haverhill fever, and Spirillum minor, also known as Sodoku. Both...

In a follow-up on the Powassan virus disease cases in Saratoga County, NY, as part of 2017 tick survey efforts, the New York State Department of Health surveyed over 100 sites across New York State. Earlier...

The confirmation of 11 diphtheria cases in the district of Raichur in the south Indian state of Karnataka has caused some concern to health authorities. The Hindu reports 33 suspected cases with symptoms...

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is warning consumers that Hepatitis A virus has been detected in a sample of Western Family brand fresh pineapple chunks sold in ready-to-go cups. Current...