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On 25 May, PAHO/WHO was informed that the United States Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) and the New Jersey Department of Health had confirmed a fatal case of Lassa fever. The case was diagnosed...

As the kids get out of school for the summer vacation, many families are planning travel, and some are looking at going abroad. When traveling internationally, certain health risks may be more prevalent...

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CVS/pharmacy® today announced the launch of its new exclusive Hospital Series wound care products, the latest addition to the growing family of exclusive CVS/pharmacy store brand product lines. Previously,...

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A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin), two new treatments, manufactured by two different companies, for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea...

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Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today reminded Pennsylvanians that that they should take the proper precautions to protect themselves against Lyme disease as the summer outdoor season begins. Today...

While compared to 2014, the dengue epidemic in Brazil this year is dramatically worse as Ministry of Health officials say the 845,900 cases of dengue as of May 9 shows an increase of 155 percent. However,...

An increase in cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, in the Orthodox Jewish communities of Williamsburg and Borough Park in Brooklyn has prompted New York City health officials to issue an advisory regarding...

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It’s a device that could transform doctors’ ability to treat infections: a test for antibiotic resistance that works in just one hour — instead of several days. We live in fear of ‘superbugs’:...

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Visterra, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its proprietary technology platform to identify unique disease targets and design novel therapeutics for infectious diseases, and the Drug...