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By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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Texas Gov Greg Abbott burns lead to surgery, will miss police officer memorial, RNC

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday for serious burns sustained late last week while in Wyoming. Abbot has been battling infections and now will miss the memorial service for five fallen More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Hepatitis C: #1 infectious disease cause of death in Americans

Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, according to preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/Video Screen More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Judge Ernesto Scorsone rules against Gov Matt Bevin, Kentucky lawsuit to close ‘filthy’ abortion clinic

A Kentucky judge has ruled that closing an abortion facility that state inspectors described as “filthy” is “against the public interest.” The lawsuit came from Gov. Matt Bevin’s office after the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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New Hampshire releases ‘Tickborne Disease Prevention Plan’

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) has released a Tickborne Disease Prevention Plan that provides detailed information about the tickborne More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 6th, 2015
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and the CJD Foundation on Tampa talk radio

This Sunday, Mar. 8 at 5 pm ET on the Tampa talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, host and Editor of the website, Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman will be looking at the topic of prion disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Egypt H5N1 avian flu cases rise to 20

With the addition of the newest case of human H5N1 avian influenza in a woman from Sohag governorate, this brings the total cases of the lethal zoonotic infection to 20 in Egypt, according to a Masrawy.com report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Shigella outbreak strikes 43 in Brooklyn Jewish community in past month

At least 43 cases of shigellosis (primarily Shigella sonnei group D) have been diagnosed among the Observant Jewish community in Borough Park and Williamsburg since Nov. 14, according to the New York City Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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HPV transmission via sex toys: One study’s findings

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is by far the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI) reported, new or new and existing combined, HPV accounts for approximately 79 million of the total STIs in the United More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Norovirus: Enforcing food safety practices is key to prevention

PRESS RELEASE Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers are frequently More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Vancomycin-resistant MRSA superbug found in Brazil

PRESS RELEASE An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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Healthcare-associated infections: 722,000 infections in 2011 in the US according to CDC data

On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during the course of their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011, according to new data from the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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UCLA researchers issue guidelines on the treatment and management of MRSA skin abscesses

It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and doctors are still grappling with how to diagnose, treat and prevent More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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What are the four cardinal signs of inflammation?

Recently, a friend of the family asked me to look at something on her lower shin to get my opinion as to what it may be. It was raise, red and slightly more than 1 inch in diameter. It felt warm especially in More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 6th, 2014
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University at Buffalo Microbiology professor, Dr Anders Hakansson talks about Strep biofilm study

In late December 2013, a study was published in the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) journal, Infection and Immunity, which found that common human pathogens like Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 29th, 2013
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Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes survive on inanimate objects longer than previously thought

Two common bacteria often implicated in a variety of serious and not-so-serious infections,  Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes, can persist on surfaces for far longer than has been thought, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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National Influenza Vaccination Week: ‘It’s not too late to vaccinate!’

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week! What is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)? It’s a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. NIVW More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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FDA study looks at pertussis vaccines and rising rates of whooping cough

A new study is helping to provide a better understanding of vaccines for whooping cough, the common name for the disease pertussis. Based on an animal model, the study conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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CDC launches influenza prediction by using social media competition

CDC has launched the “Predict the Influenza Season Challenge,” a competition designed to foster innovation in flu activity modeling and prediction. The registrant who most successfully predicts the timing, peak More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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Narrow-spectrum ultraviolet light could dramatically reduce surgical infections from organisms like MRSA: Study

New research suggests that narrow-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light could dramatically reduce  surgical wound infections such as those caused by MRSA, according to a study by Columbia University Medical Center More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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British health officials advise about norovirus as the winter approaches

Health authorities with the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust issued a advisory today for the public on the “winter vomiting disease”, norovirus, as the season approaches. NorovirusImage/CDC They More...

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