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Artemisinin-Resistant Malaria Threatens India

According to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the dangerous, artemisinin-resistant malaria is clawing at the borders of India and Myanmar. Go to article From the article abstract: Summary Background Emergence of artemisinin resistance in southeast Asia poses a serious threat to the global control of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Discovery of the K13 marker has… Keep Reading

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Utah Speaker Succumbs to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Becky Lockhart, the first female speaker of the House of Representatives of Utah, succumbed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in January 2015. She was a trailblazer politician, and brought legislative reforms to the state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that she started suffering from vertigo around Thanksgiving, and the disease progressed relentlessly till her death on January… Keep Reading

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Bird Flu Kills Tigers in China Zoo

The FAO Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES) reports in disease event ID 200313 the death of two tigers in a Guangxzi zoo (in China) after they were affected by bird flu (highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1).  The report stated eight tigers were at risk of the infection, of which two died. Virus isolation was done via… Keep Reading

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Typhoid Outbreak in Jammu and Kashmir

Reports of an outbreak of typhoid is pouring in from Jammu and Kashmir, with as many as 65 patients being confirmed by laboratory investigations at the District Hospital, Rajouri. The Medical Superintendent of the District Hospital at Rajouri has further added that a whopping 260 patients have been registered with the hospital with clinically suspected… Keep Reading

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Tularemia Epidemic in Kosovo

A report in the InNews Inserbia website states that there has been an outbreak of Tularemia in Kosovo, in which over 200 people were affected in the first six weeks of 2015. The website further quotes the Kosovo Institute of Public Health as having stated: “The Committee for the Prevention of infectious diseases at the… Keep Reading

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