By Robert Herriman  @bactiman63

The weather service in the Philippines, PAGASA says rainy season is will begin any day now and with the rain, storms and flooding comes the risk of increasing numbers of infectious diseases. These include typhoid, cholera, leptospirosis and dengue fever.

In this news brief I look quickly at these waterborne and mosquito-borne diseases, spending some time on dengue fever.

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Nipah virus confirmed in Kerala, India

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Summertime Water Safety: Naegleria fowleri

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African swine fever in Asia

Hepatitis A outbreaks reported in half the country

Ebola: Where is the coverage on cable news?

Measles: New numbers released, anti-vaccine rallies in outbreak areas

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