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By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Medford Township: Rabid kitten exposes 13, prompts rabies advisory

A kitten that was submitted for rabies testing on July 25, 2014 has tested positive for rabies.  The kitten was in the vicinity of Eaves Mill Rd, Route 541 and Route 70 in Medford Township, according to government More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Vietnam: Yen Bai province’s daily battle with rabies

The number of rabies exposures in the northern mountain province of Yen Bai in Vietnam is reporting 5-6 human rabies exposures per day, according to a recent VietnamNet report. Since the beginning of 2014, almost More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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CDC targets five Neglected Parasitic Infections in the US

When you think of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), you think of diseases occurring in poor and developing countries. NTDs perpetuate a cycle of poverty that continues from generation to generation. Kissing bug More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Philippines: Soccsksargen Region records nine human rabies fatalities in first quarter

Philippines Department of Health officials from Region 12 report nine human rabies cases from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2014, making it a 80 percent increase compared to the same period in 2013. According to a report in More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Uruguay: Rabies outbreak strike Cerro Largo farms, 25 animals dead

An outbreak of rabies has hit two farms in the Cerro Largo Department of Uruguay recently, according to the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). Image/Agricultural Research Service/USDA Doctor Carlos A. Correa More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Philippines: South Cotabato declares rabies outbreak

In the aftermath of a human rabies death in Sto. Nino town in South Cotabato, Mindanao, provincial health officials declared a rabies outbreak, according to a Philippines News Agency report today. Image/CDC Dr. More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Philippines DOH warn of six summer diseases

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) issued a warning today for the public concerning 6 common summer diseases or conditions  that can adversely affect one’s health. These are Sore eyes, Sunburn, Sipon More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Philippines: Health officials report three human rabies deaths in Surigao City this year

The Surigao City Health Office has reported three human rabies deaths since the beginning of the year, according to a Philippine Information Agency report Monday. A canine suspected of being rabid that had been More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Five percent of Nigerian dog meat tainted with rabies: study

A study of  Abia State in the south-eastern part of Nigeria whose native population consumes dog meat as part of the traditional diet, detected the rabies virus in the saliva and brain tissue of 5% of slaughtered More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Martin County reports first rabies case of 2014

A bat that came in contact with a resident of South Stuart has tested positive for rabies. The incident occurred over the weekend and the victim is receiving post exposure rabies treatment, according to a Martin More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Infections you can get from domestic cats

With one-third of the households in the United States having cats as pets totally approximately 60 million, human exposure to cats can occasionally result in a variety of infections. Photo/Femke Jenkins Photography Infections More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
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Australia: Flying fox tests positive for lyssavirus

A flying fox found in Tomago, New South Wales, has tested positive for Australian Bat Lyssavirus, according to a Newcastle Herald report Tuesday. Wildlife in Need of Care (WINC) volunteers rescued the animal from More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Florida: Raccoon that bit man in Martin County tests positive for rabies

A raccoon that bit an adult male has tested positive for rabies. The incident occurred on December 15 on a private ranch off Kanner Highway between Stuart and Indiantown. The victim is receiving post exposure rabies More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Philippines FDA warns of counterfeit rabies vaccine

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) together with Novartis Healthcare Philippines, Inc. have determined that there are illegally imported and unregistered Purified Chick Embryo Cell (Rabipur) Rabies More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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What is meningitis, how do you get infected and how can you prevent it?

Meningitis can be very serious; as a matter of fact certain types of bacterial meningitis can be rapidly fatal without early treatment. It is one of the conditions considered to be a medical emergency that is related More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, November 9th, 2013
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India: Assam State reports more than 600 leprosy cases in first nine months

The northeastern Indian state of Assam has recorded some 616 cases of the disfiguring disease, leprosy in the first nine months of 2013, causing concern of reemergence in the area, according to India TV News report More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Taiwan health officials say combative macaques may be positive for herpes B

Taiwanese health officials say a couple of the aggressive Formosan macaques that attacked visitors to Yushan National Park have something resembling herpes B virus in their mouths, according to a Focus Taiwan More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Global health organizations issue statement on eve of World Rabies Day

Three global health and animal organizations issued a joint statement concerning the deadly viral disease, rabies, today, the day before the annual Sept. 28 observance  of World Rabies Day.   A canine suspected More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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World Rabies Day 2013: A global opportunity for people to focus on rabies prevention

World Rabies Day 2013 is this Saturday, Sept. 28. In it’s sixth year, started in 2007, the purpose of World Rabies Day is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent More...

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