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Tickborne Diseases in Peak Season

By Dan Nguyen Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis are all entering peak transmission season in the United States in late April and early May. These diseases are spread by different species of ticks, and self-protection including the use of bug spray is advised in high risk areas. Lyme disease is one of the most common …

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Watch: Invasive Strep Activity in Arizona

by Dan Nguyen From February to early April, Ascel Bio forecasts an increase incidence of invasive S. pneumoniae in Arizona. Current data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows increasing invasive streptococcal disease activity and 104 reported cases of the infection through February 1st. Symptoms for pneumococcal pneumonia can include chest pain, shortness of breath, sudden onset of fever …

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Unusual Outbreak of Pneumonia Reported in Arkansas

Location: Paris, Arkansas Disease: Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia Recap: There is a grossly unusual outbreak of Streptococcus pneumoniae reported in Paris, Arkansas.  This is the culmination of a series of warnings issued for the state of Arkansas by DiseaseCast for months now and is currently shown on the main DiseaseCast website.  It should be noted there are …

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