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NewsDesk @bactiman63 Last week, a bipartisan bill was introduced–the Finding Orphan-disease Remedies with Antifungal Research and Development Act (FORWARD Act) of 2021. The legislation, introduced...

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By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The bacteria that causes the neglected tropical disease, Leprosy, Mycobacterium leprae, was once thought to be an obligate human pathogen. However, they have been shown to be...

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By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 There are five Plasmodium species that cause malaria with the vast majority of reported cases being due to Plasmodium falciparum. Plasmodium vivax is the second most common reported...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In today’s Outbreak News This Week Livestream, I’ll look at some recent polio news to include a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus 2 (cVDPV2) case...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews On today’s livestream, I’ll be looking at the human rabies case in Illinois, H5N6 avian influenza in China in 2021, dengue in South Asia and the outbreaks...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews World Rabies Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. 28 September also marks...

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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Million of these people are right here in the US. Lewy body dementia is the...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation recognizing September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. The governor’s proclamation included important...

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NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In this video news report on the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala state, India, I try to offer some additional information to the report this morning on this website. Malaysia...