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New mexico health officials announced today that a 12-year-old girl from Valencia County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious...

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Following the story Wednesday of an Army laboratory in Utah inadvertently distributed live samples of anthrax to facilities in nine states and a military base in South Korea, the Centers for Disease Control...

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The antibiotic meropenem was approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for treating abdominal infections in children less than 3 months of age. The approval came after a study by a National Institutes...

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission has notified the World Health Organization of a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in China. This...

People can be waiting for years for an organ to give them a chance at an extended and healthy life and even then when they are lucky enough to receive an organ donation, there is no guarantee that their...

On May 28th, the CDC confirmed the second case of Bourbon Virus, this time in a patient in Payne County, Oklahoma.  In a previous article in February 2015, this novel disease was diagnosed in a >50...

An individual from Boulder County has become the third case of human tularemia this year in Colorado, according to a local news report in the Daily Camera. According to the report, the Lafayette resident...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rapamune (sirolimus), to treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare, progressive lung disease that primarily affects women of childbearing age. This...

After reports of suspected Zika virus infections in Brazil, the Jamaican government has taken notice and will incorporate the mosquito borne virus into the country’s vector control and education...

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Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing homes residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, according to a new study. The findings...