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A Subway sandwich restaurant in Lombard, Illinois that was temporarily closed by health officials a few weeks ago has been the source of a Shigella outbreak which has afflicted at least 116 people. Of...

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In a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news release yesterday, the agency is recommending that health care provider temporarily suspend the use of the Rotarix vaccine for rotavirus immunization due to...

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During the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists from SRI International discussed the development of a simple, inexpensive 3 in 1 test to diagnose three related parasitic...

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According to Dr. Myrna Cabotaje, Department of Health Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) director, has warned citizens of the northern region about how the mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever has...

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In Friday’s issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly (MMWR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2009 statistics from the National TB Surveillance System. The results were...

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As reported in a Letter to the Editor in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, a veterinary student in South Africa got sickened with West Nile Virus (WNV) last year after doing an autopsy on a 4 month...

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A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne have recently performed a pilot trial on a vaccine that could seriously reduce or eliminate transmission of the parasite that causes neurocyticercosis,...

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I wanted to point out some of the numbers from a couple of presentations from last week’s 2010 National STD Prevention Conference. Both presentations were from researchers from the Centers for Disease...

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The nation of Zimbabwe which had experienced a massive cholera outbreak that started in August 2008 is going through two additional infectious disease outbreaks in 2010. Though the cholera epidemic has...

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In recent weeks there has been the release of a new product that suffocates head lice and a study by French and British researchers that show the effectiveness of an oral medication to treat head lice...