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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) produced updated recommendations for the...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews With the back-to-back lethal cases of the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri this month–in California and North Carolina–I wanted to...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On today’s show, I look at some of the most interested stories in infectious diseases during the past week. The Naegleria fowleri case in northern California,...

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By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews There has been a surge in mucormycosis cases, aka the “black fungus”, in India. Why mucormycosis and why India? Is it linked to the COVID-19 pandemic?...

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The future prevalence and virulence of SARS-CoV-2 is uncertain. Researchers at the University of Utah try to answer the question–Will SARS-CoV-2 Become Just Another Seasonal Coronavirus? in a new...

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Campylobacteriosis is a disease of worldwide importance, but aspects of its transmission dynamics, particularly risk factors, are still poorly understood. Researchers at the OU Hudson College of Public...

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The restrictions put in place  and the resulting  social isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on children’s mental and behavioral health. Joining me today to take a look at Children’s...

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With the nation focused on the delivery of a COVID vaccine, the CDC wants to ensure that older individuals are protected against other prevalent yet preventable diseases that can lead to severe health...

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The Carter Center announced this week that the number of Guinea worm disease cases dropped by 50% in 2020 compared to 2019. This includes a dramatic decrease in cases in the country of Chad. What’s more,...

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As the country tries to open up during this pandemic, a variety of methods are being employed to keep people safe. Dogs are slated to be used at Miami Heat games to screen people for COVID, similar to...