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State health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of food borne illness. Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve alfalfa sprouts and consumers should not eat them at this...

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Arbovirus Laboratory Network (RELDA) have agreed on new guidelines to improve lab confirmation of suspected Zika cases,...

A two-year clinical trial that compared three drugs for diabetic macular edema (DME) found that gains in vision were greater for participants receiving the drug Eylea (aflibercept) than for those receiving...

Bank voles are small rodents that are not dangerous by themselves, but their excreta can contain one of the dangerous hantaviruses. While bank voles are unaffected by the infection, hantaviruses can cause...

Michigan health officials have identified the first confirmed case of Zika virus in a Michigan resident.  The patient, a female resident of Ingham County, contracted the virus when traveling in a country...

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) researchers recently published the results of testing a Plasmodium vivax malaria vaccine candidate in a human challenge model. A vaccine to prevent infection...

A Florida dietary supplement distributor has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its product, which it claimed could treat herpes. Senior U.S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr. for the Middle...

Collaboration between two Texas Medical Center institutions has resulted in today’s release of the country’s first hospital-based rapid tests for the Zika virus. Pathologists and clinical laboratory...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reported preliminary overall influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) of 59 percent this season. These data were presented at a meeting of the agency’s...

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling Hy-Vee 2-ounce Macadamia Nuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious...