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University of Georgia researchers in collaboration with Anacor Pharmaceuticals have received a $5.3 million grant from the Wellcome Trust to develop a new drug for the treatment of Chagas disease, which...

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The National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) in China has reported a human case of avian influenza A(H5N1). The patient is a 37-year-old woman from the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. According...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (January 27) investigating a case of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) affecting a man aged 44. The patient, with good...

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The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province (GDHFPC) has reported two human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) each in consecutive days, according to press releases. The cases include the...

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The plague outbreak in Madagascar was discussed in Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Margaret Chan;s address to the Executive Board Monday. The outbreak that included 119...

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Vietnamese health authorities say a rubella outbreak was first recorded early this month at a US-invested furniture company in an industrial park in Binh Duong Province has grown to affect 30 people,...

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In a follow-up to an earlier story, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, or Folkehelseinstituttet, announced additional cases of botulism among intravenous drug users in the Oslo area (computer...

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Health officials in Norway are reporting the death of an Oslo woman who contracted the “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri while traveling in Thailand, according to a Folkehelseinstituttet...

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In a follow up to a earlier report, the Nashville Metro Public Health Department has been working closely with the Opryland Hotel and the Tennessee Department of Health over the past week to investigate...

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About 150 students, teachers and staff at Plant High School in South Tampa may need to be tested for tuberculosis (TB) after a former student at the school tested positive for the bacterial disease. In...