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2017:

Australian Border Force: Lead, Legionnaires disease scare hits Cape Class Patrol Boats - 01st December 2017:

The Australian Border Force's (ABF) troubled new $330-million fleet of Cape Class Patrol Boats has been hit by a health scare involving lead poisoning and Legionnaires disease...

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World Malaria Report - 29th November 2017:

This year's report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled...

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South Africa: Malaria Outbreak Remains a Concern - 24th November 2017:

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) recently announced that scientists are stepping up their surveillance of South Africa’s malaria-control programme...

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Nagaland Sets Targets to Eliminate Malaria by 2030 - 24th November 2017:

Nagaland sets targets to eliminate malaria by 2030, and with the concerted efforts of all, could be the first state in the North East to eliminate malaria.....

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Group B Strep Causes an Estimated 150,000 stillbirth & Infant Deaths Globally, Africa Has Highest Burden - 24th November 2017:

An estimated one in five pregnant women around the world carry Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria which is a major, yet preventable, cause of maternal and infant ill health globally.....

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Angola: Malaria Kills Over 1,000 People From January to October - 23rd November 2017:

A total 1,241 people, mostly children under five years of age, died of malaria in central Huambo province from January to October this year......

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Outbreak of Legionnaires Disease - 16th November 2017:

There have been 10 confirmed cases of Legionnaires disease in Christchurch over the past week, and 21 cases since October.....

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Anaheim Legionnaires' outbreak grows; 11 cases linked to Disneyland visits - 16th November 2017:

The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after spending time in Anaheim or Disneyland increased to 15, Orange County health officials said Wednesday.....

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Disneyland shuts down cooling towers after 12 diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease - 13th November 2017:

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease....

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Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Grows - Linked to Lisbon Hospital - 13th November 2017:

In a follow-up on the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the São Francisco Xavier Hospital in Lisbon, the General Directorate of Health (DGS) is now reporting the number of people affected by the Legionella outbreak is up to 41 people as of Thursday...

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14 People Sickened in Queens Legionnaires' Cluster - 25th October 2017:

New York City health officials said that there were more than a dozen confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease in one Queens neighborhood...

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DEADLY BUG Deadly Legionnaires’ disease kills one tourist and leaves 17 ill in Majorca outbreak - 19th October 2017:

AN outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease has killed one tourist and left 17 ill on the popular island of Majorca. Health chiefs are investigating an outbreak in Palmanova, a neighbouring town to party hotspot Magaluf ...

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Kenya: Asymptomatic Malaria cases nightmare worrying medics- 20th April:

Meridian Bioscience makes Kenyan broadcasting break-through

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Austria: ECCMID Presentation to Demonstrate Revolutionary Breakthrough in Malaria Detection- 17th April:

New Testing Procedure Holds Promise As a Critical Tool in the Global Effort to Eliminate Malaria.

VIENNA, Austria, April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading malaria researcher Tom van Gool’s presentation at the 27th European Congress for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) will feature impressive results regarding a revolutionary breakthrough in the world of malaria detection. His presentation at ECCMID is scheduled for April 25, 2017, which is also World Malaria Day

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UK: World's most threatening superbugs ranked in new list - 27th February:

The World Health Organization has drawn up a list of the drug-resistant bacteria that pose the biggest threat to human health.

Top of the list are gram-negative bugs, such as E.coli, which can cause lethal bloodstream infections and pneumonia in frail hospital patients.

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UK: Neonatal herpes global estimates published - 2nd February:

Neonatal herpes is a rare but potentially devastating complication of genital herpes during pregnancy, which can cause brain damage, breathing problems, seizures and even death. Neonatal herpes infection can occur when an infant is exposed to herpes simplex virus types 1 or 2 (HSV-1 or HSV-2) in a woman’s genital tract during birth.

For the first time, researchers from WHO, the University of Bristol, and the University of Washington have published new estimates in The Lancet Global Health that aim to evaluate the approximate global burden of this disease.

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