Fifty one percent of ocular syphilis cases reported in 2014-2015 were HIV positive, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Friday. Although...

In a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consumer update published today, officials discuss the treatment, control and prevention of the bacterial infection, impetigo. Impetigo is a common bacterial skin...

With Oct. 31, or Halloween,  just around the corner, public health officials want to remind you about protecting your eyes against serious infections with advice about the use of decorative contact lenses...

Arthritis is the term used to describe conditions which affect joints and tissues around the joints. Joints are found wherever bones join in the body, e.g. wrists, fingers, ankles, elbows, knees and so...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing the availability of about $70 million in supplemental funding to states, cities, and territories to support continued efforts to protect...

On Apr. 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in a policy memorandum stated the following: A bachelor’s degree in nursing meets the requirement of having earned a bachelor’s...

EDUCATE, VACCINATE, ELIMINATE: Achieving zero human deaths from dog- transmitted rabies by 2030 The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture...

This rare and quite disgusting condition is known as myiasis, an infection or infestation of the body of animals, and more rarely humans with the larva of botflies and related species. In other words:...

The world watched helplessly as the Ebola virus consumed West Africa in the Spring of 2014; international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse stepped forward to help. Now “Facing Darkness”...

The short answer is yes. Legionella pneumophila, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, lives in virtually all water systems. These bacteria exist in the natural environment of lakes, ponds,...