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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Leprosy cases in Florida at 18, half in Brevard County

The number of confirmed leprosy cases in Florida stands at 18 in 2016 to date, down from the 28 cases reported in 2015, according to Florida Department of Health data. Like last year, Brevard County saw the most More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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SUNY Geneseo mumps cases up to 17, all fully vaccinated

The number of confirmed mumps cases reported at the State University of New York at Geneseo, or SUNY Geneseo has climbed to 17, according to school officials Friday. This includes 11 off-campus and six on-campus More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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South Carolina officials confirm mumps at Winthrop University

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported confirming a mumps case connected to Winthrop University in Rock Hill this week. Officials said anyone who resided in or visited More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Profounda receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for miltefosine for treating Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Profounda, Inc. announced Friday that it has received, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) with miltefosine.  More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Texas: Local Zika transmission reported in Brownsville

Texas health officials announced today the first case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Brownsville, Texas. The patient is a Cameron County resident who is not pregnant and who was confirmed More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Iowa reports human infection with H1N2v virus

A human infection with a novel influenza A virus was reported by the state of Iowa. The person was infected with an influenza A (H1N2) variant (H1N2v) virus. The patient was not hospitalized, and has fully recovered More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
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Lyme disease related facial weakness worsened with corticosteroid treatment

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have found that patients who were prescribed corticosteroids as part of treatment for Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis had worse long-term 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 The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Marshall University reports meningitis case in student

Officials with Marshall University announced Tuesday that a student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. The student became ill over the weekend and has been hospitalized since Monday. Public domain image/Mikael More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Zika news: Florida cases top 100, Louisiana prepares for possible outbreak

The Florida Department of Health reported three addition imported Zika virus cases today putting the total at 102, the most in the country. Image/CDC The new cases are reported from Miami-Dade County (40), Palm More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Mississippi officials monitor residents exposed to measles in Memphis area

In the past month, health officials in Shelby County, Tennessee reported six confirmed measles cases in the Memphis area. Measles rashImage/CDC Now Mississippi health officials report monitoring four unimmunized More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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1st Zika case confirmed in South Carolina

South Carolina health officials have confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection in a South Carolina resident. The case was confirmed in a person who recently traveled to a country with active More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Zika in Florida: 1st Martin County case, 6th pregnant woman

Florida health officials reported today that three additional travel associated Zika virus cases were reported, bringing the state total to 99. Martin County Florida mapImage/David Benbennick Martin County saw their More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Austin Petersen on Healthcare, Indiana mumps outbreak

Libertarian Presidential candidate, Austin Petersen joined me during the first half of the May 1 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to talk about healthcare issues from a Libertarian perspective. Image/Robert More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Broward County reports two additional Zika virus cases

Florida health officials announced Friday that two additional travel-associated Zika virus cases were reported in Broward County, bringing the county total to 15. Female Aedes aegypti mosquito Image/James Gathany Statewide, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus: OSHA, CDC issue guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued new guidance and information for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 4th, 2015
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Tularemia in the US: Increase in cases, different states hardest hit

During the last decade (2001-2010), their were a total of 1,208 human tularemia cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (an average of 120/year). Public domain image/Jon Sullivan via Wikimedia More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Bronx Psychiatric Center ID’d as likely source of Legionnaires outbreak

The New York City Health Department today announced that it had identified the likely source of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the East Bronx. After extensive sampling of cooling towers and testing of Legionella More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, October 24th, 2015
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How To Protect Yourself When Visiting The Hospital

You go to the hospital when you are sick, or to visit a friend or family member when they are sick or getting surgery. Maybe you go to the doctor’s office, rather than the ER, but either way, you risk getting More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Septicemic plague case reported in Santa Fe County, 4th plague case in New Mexico this year

A Santa Fe County, NM woman has been laboratory confirmed positive for Yersinia pestis, the bacterial agent of plague, making this the fourth human plague case in New Mexico in 2015. The 73-year-old woman was hospitalized More...

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