During the first nine months of 2014, health officials in the Philippines saw 82,000 cases of the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever, nationwide. With the massive surge in cases in recent months,...

Officials with the Public Health England, Wiltshire Council, and DEFRA confirmed a case of anthrax in a cow on a farm in the Westbury area of Wiltshire. The Department for Environment, Food &...

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A novel and affordable diagnostic test for chikungunya will soon be available thanks to the work of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in partnership with a commercial lab. Chikungunya,...

The insect transmitted parasitic infection, kala-azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has taken more than 150 lives in South Sudan, according to a recent local media report.  United Nations Office for...

  In a follow-up to a report last week on a Shigellosis outbreak linked to a San Jose, California restaurant, Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) officials now put the case count...

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More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or 67% of the population – are infected with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), according to WHO’s first global estimates of HSV-1 infection published...

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The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) group in charge of policy for Lyme disease violates federal law by participating in clandestine advisory meetings with the Infectious Diseases Society...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec), the first FDA-approved oncolytic virus therapy, for the treatment of melanoma lesions in the skin and lymph nodes. “Melanoma...

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The human brain is a highly complex organ, which relies on a lot of different processes in order to work properly. Not only does the brain rely on many different processes, it’s also responsible for...

In 2002, a brand new virus was discovered – not in the jungles of Africa – but in an unlikely place, a biotech company in suburban Maryland. The Seneca Valley virus was originally isolated as a contaminant...