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Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) can progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A study published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new HBV assay that offers advantages...

The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) is now reporting 28 confirmed measles cases linked to the ongoing outbreak in the Mid-West region. The majority of these are in Limerick City.  There is one...

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has been conducting detailed investigations of two additional cases of angiostrongyliasis, or rat lungworm disease, contracted in the state. The two cases are unrelated...

Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF...

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) researchers have published details of a new malaria diagnostic test which detects a new form of malaria: Plasmodium knowlesi (P. knowlesi). The College of Agriculture,...

Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The illness was confirmed through laboratory testing in a recent traveler from Europe to New Orleans. Measles...

A DNA test method called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) allowed New York City health officials to identify the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak within hours of specimen collection and...

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Nosopharm, a biotechnology company based in Lyon, France, are part of an international team reporting on the discovery of a new class of antibiotics. The...

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has agreed to assist the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) with investigating a large cluster of new HIV infections in the northeast region...

A new blood test has been found to more accurately predict the development of tuberculosis up to two years before its onset in people living with someone with active TB, according to research published...