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The current measles outbreak in the United States has ignited a firestorm of chatter from the media and political class recently, somewhat reminiscent to what happened last year with Ebola. Vaccines has...

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The Farmville, VA region is getting bit by the norovirus bug this time of the year and two institutes of higher learning have felt the brunt of it. In an update to a report yesterday on the Longwood University...

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In a follow-up to a report yesterday on the norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean Cruise line’s “Grandeur of the Seas”, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the...

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Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

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The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (February 4) received notification of 49 additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in the past six weeks...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved TissuGlu, the first tissue adhesive approved for internal use. TissuGlu is a urethane-based adhesive that a surgeon can use to connect tissue...

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Whole Foods Market is recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children,...

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Health officials in King County, Washington say they have confirmed a measles infection in an adult international traveler who was in King County during the contagious period. According to a Seattle Times...

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Vaccines, like Ebola some months ago, has hit the media and political spotlight recently thanks to an outbreak of measles in the US that has affected more than 100 in January alone. A number of pols, Chris...

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Health officials with Region of Waterloo Public Health have identified a hepatitis C outbreak that includes at least five patients who had colonoscopies at a Kitchner clinic on Christmas Eve of 2013. Details...