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It may be tempting to squeeze or pop a painful lump on your skin, but experts advise against it. The bump could be a boil – a pus-filled skin infection that occurs around a hair follicle or oil gland...

On 24 November 2015, health authorities in French Polynesia reported unknown and unspecified causes of morbidity and mortality in the context of concomitant outbreaks of Zika and dengue (serotypes 1 and...

Parents of Washington high schoolers may be surprised to hear about a new chickenpox (varicella) vaccine requirement in the coming school year. In the 2016-17 school year, all public and private high school...

The Texas Department of State Health Services has ramped up efforts to protect people from Zika virus and is urging people to follow mosquito precautions. “Mosquito season is approaching, and the number...

Missouri health officials reported Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of Zika virus in a Missouri man who had traveled to Haiti, a known area of Zika transmission. This...

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing the first confirmed case of a New Hampshire resident infected with Zika virus. The adult female patient contracted the virus...

Some patients and healthcare staff in several Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Manchester clinics and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) may have been exposed to crusted (Norwegian) scabies by a patient treated at...

Progressive Gourmet Inc. of Wilmington, MA, is recalling its 6 ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches manufactured for Starbucks Coffee Co. out of the...

Working with lab-grown human stem cells, a team of researchers suspect they have discovered how the Zika virus probably causes microcephaly in fetuses. The virus selectively infects cells that form the...

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, will travel to Puerto Rico March 7-9 to assess first-hand CDC’s support for the Zika response. As of March 3, 103 cases of Zika virus infection have been reported to...