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NewsDesk @bactiman63 On today’s livestream I’ll be looking at the situation with hepatitis of unknown origin in children worldwide, MERS in Qatar, the latest from North Korea state media on...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 In this news report, I look the avian influenza situation in the US, which just got more pertinent this week with the first human detection in Colorado. Mexico: First human rabies...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 In this news report, I examine the situation with the sharp rise in dengue fever in the southeast Asian country of Timor-Leste. Australia: Melioidosis increase reported in Top End Mexico:...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 Australia has been tackling a Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) outbreak in recent months where dozens of human cases and scores of piggeries have been affected. It is also the first...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 This video demonstrates a rabies necropsy performed on a dog that bit a person. Note: Some viewers may find the video disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. ...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 Chagas disease is also known as “American Trypanosomiasis.” It’s caused by a blood parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted by kissing bugs. Chagas disease affects...

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NewsDesk @bactiman63 My guest today writes, “In many places around the world, malaria is closely linked to illegal gold mining” in a recent article in the BMC blog, BugBitten titled, “A story of...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In previous interviews, I’ve looked at the topic of what is a clinical laboratory scientist during the annual Lab Week observance. Today, I want to narrow the topic...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Whooping cough, or pertussis was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood mortality in the United States in the last century. Before the...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Colombian Army reported an outbreak of the parasitic disease, Chagas disease, which infected a number of soldiers at a military base in Cesar, in northern...