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  • UK officials: ‘We saw more gonorrhea diagnoses in 2022 than ever before’ June 6, 2023
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 Health officials in the United Kingdom report record levels of gonorrhea and syphilis diagnoses in 2022, prompting the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to remind the public that are having sex with new or casual partners to wear a condom and get tested regularly, whatever their age or sexual orientation. According to the data […]
  • Philippines: Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa appointed as secretary of the Department of Health June 5, 2023
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. appointed Dr. Teodoro “Ted” J. Herbosa, MD as Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Monday. Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil  said that Herbosa “brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare systems, public health, hospital administration, emergency and disaster medicine.” Herbosa’s career is […]
  • Lithuania: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Kaunas district June 5, 2023
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 Health authorities in Lithuania report an outbreak of legionellosis, or Legionnaires’ disease in the Kaunas district. According to the latest data from officials, a total of 24 cases of legionellosis have been confirmed, including 7 deaths. The latest reported death from LSMU Kaunas Hospital was an individual in the age group of 71-80 years. From […]
  • Texas reports 3 deaths in fungal meningitis outbreak linked to procedures performed in Mexico June 5, 2023
    NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the fungal infections following surgical procedures in Matamoros, Mexico, as of June 1, 2023, the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis is ongoing among patients who underwent procedures under epidural anesthesia at two clinics: River Side Surgical Center and Clinica K-3. Three U.S. laboratories (U.S. CDC Mycotic Diseases Branch’s Laboratory, UCSF […]

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