First Isolation of Leishmania from Northern Thailand

A case report published in the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases reports the first isolation of  Leishmania from Northern Thailand. From the published abstract: Abstract Since 1996, there have been several case reports of autochthonous visceral leishmaniasis in Thailand. Here we report a case in a 52-year-old Thai male from northern Thailand, who presented with subacute fever,…

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HPAI H5N2 Strikes Two More Counties in Wisconsin

Two more counties in Wisconsin have fallen prey to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 strain which continues its exponential race across the Mississippi flyway, along which this infection has been gaining momentum. According to the report in Madison, this new outbreak, affecting the Barron and Juneau counties, have put almost 126,000 heads of poultry…

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Soft Tissue Infection Outbreak in Scotland Amongst Users of Intravenous "Legal Highs"

“Legal Highs” are produced by new psychoactive substances which have properties similar to  illicit psychoactive substances but have not yet been classified as illegal, and are available over anonymous internet stores. One of the most commonly abused legal highs is a stimulant called Ethylphenidate, which is also sold under the trade name “Burst”, and has…

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