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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...

America is doing a better job of preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but more work is needed – especially in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Vaxart, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing oral recombinant vaccines that are administered by tablet rather than by injection, announced today it has initiated preclinical testing...

Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, could have been misdiagnosed as dengue because both have similar symptoms, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC...

On March 4 and 5, 2016, The University of the West Indies will host a two-day symposium bringing together an interdisciplinary group of specialists to explore issues relevant to the control of the Zika...

A raccoon from the Caistor Centre area in West Lincoln has tested positive for rabies, Niagara’s first ground-level rabid animal (not a bat) in over 25 years. A total of 58 cases of raccoon rabies...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced that Head Start and Early Head Start services will expand immediately in Flint, Michigan to help children and families exposed to lead in...

Public Health England (PHE) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) have been carefully monitoring the evolving Zika virus outbreak in South and Central America and the Caribbean and...

As an additional safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new guidance for immediate implementation providing recommendations to reduce...