Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., was appointed as the 17th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ...

In 2017, Brazil reported an increase in malaria. According to the Pan America Health Organization (PAHO), between January and November of 2017, there were 174,522 malaria cases reported in the Amazon...

Not all ticks are alike–particularly when it comes to their role in spreading Lyme disease. The bacteria that cause Lyme disease, the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States,...

In a follow-up to the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria,  the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported fifteen new confirmed cases and two deaths were recorded from five States Edo (6), Ondo...

University of Kentucky officials were informed this week that a student has been hospitalized with a probable case of bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is a serious, and potentially fatal disease....

Iowa health officials say that norovirus is behind several outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness in recent weeks across the state prompted officials to advise the public to stay home if ill, not prepare...

In a follow-up to the multidrug-resistant Campylobacter outbreak linked to contact with puppies sold through Petland stores, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that the...

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Taenia solium is a tapeworm that people get from eating raw or undercooked “measly pork”. The pork meat has cysticerci (the larval stage) which in the human intestine mature to an adult tapeworm. Here...

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Just months after the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at São Francisco Xavier Hospital in Lisbon ended, another Lisbon area hospital is reporting an outbreak of the bacterial infection. Health...

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to TAK-426, Takeda’s purified, inactivated, alum-adjuvanted,...