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Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.

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Cholera Ripping Through Yemen

By | June 9, 2017

More than 100,000 cases of the bacterial disease have been reported in the war torn country.

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If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.

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Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.

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Cases of Murine Typhus Increasing in Texas

By | March 20, 2017

The number of people infected with the fleaborne disease increased from 27 cases in 2003 to 222 in 2013

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If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, the CDC could see a 12.4 percent budget cut.

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WHO Lists Antibiotic Development Priorities

By | February 27, 2017

The World Health Organization outlines critical-, high-, and medium-priority antibiotic development initiatives, calling on the public and private sectors to invest in additional R&D.

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Wael Al-Delaimy: An American Scientist Born in Iraq

By | February 16, 2017

The 49-year-old epidemiologist immigrated to the U.S. in 2000 for a postdoc position. He’s now a professor of family medicine and public health.

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Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

By | February 8, 2017

Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.

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Suspected Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

By | January 19, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, relatively low vaccination coverage in the state of Minas Gerais “could favor the rapid spread of the disease.”

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