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The individual who tested positive for measles in Massachusetts, a student from Western Europe, not only traveled around Massachusetts and areas of Maine possibly exposing the public to the contagious...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Raplixa (fibrin sealant [human]), the first spray-dried fibrin sealant approved by the agency. It is used to help control bleeding during surgery. Raplixa...

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Washington state health officials have reported the 2014 numbers for the sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhea, and are seeing a 40% increase in cases compared to 2013. There were 6,136 cases in 2014,...

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Durban, South Africa has not seen a case of the serious vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria in more than 20 years. The last laboratory-confirmed case of respiratory diphtheria in South Africa occurred...

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The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was notified Tuesday by Massachusetts public health authorities that a student in Massachusetts who tested positive for measles visited the Kittery...

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Officials with the Central Michigan District Health Department announced a case of the gastrointestinal illness, Shigellosis, in a student at G.T. Norman Elementary School in Reed City, MI. Shigellosis...

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For the second time in a week, Spokane health officials have confirmed a measles case in an unvaccinated adult resident of Spokane County. These are the first cases in Spokane since 1994. This individual...

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Thousands of people in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania have been diagnosed with the blood fluke, schistosomiasis, or other parasitic worm diseases, according to local media reports. Officials in the...

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The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck 48 miles (77 km) northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu on April 25 has resulted in a current death toll of slightly over 5,000 people, according to the World...

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The Americas region has become the first in the world to be declared free of endemic transmission of rubella, a contagious viral disease that can cause multiple birth defects as well as fetal death when...