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A 71-year-old man from the town of Almancil, Algarve Region, Portugal is the first laboratory confirmed human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the country, according a World Health Organization (WHO) report...

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In the town of La Encantada in the northwestern region of Piura, health officials are investigating dozens of cutaneous anthrax cases linked to infected cattle, according to a RPP Noticias report (computer...

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Former owner and CEO of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), Stewart Parnell, has been sentenced to 28 years behind bars for a number of criminal charges related to knowingly shipping salmonella-tainted...

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The number of Legionnaires’ disease infections at the Illinois Veteran’s Home – Quincy remains at 54, including 12 deaths. The outbreak has prompted Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin to...

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Bangladeshi health officials reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) in September of a human infection with an avian influenza A(H9N2) virus. The case, which occurred in a toddler in February,...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has awarded 18 new research grants totaling more than $19 million to boost the development of products for patients with rare diseases, which affect...

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When used in combination with a sulfonamide and leucovorin, Daraprim is the preferred treatment among infectious disease specialists for toxoplasmosis. The drug was acquired from Impax Laboratories, Inc...

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LeafBio, Inc. (LeafBio), the commercial arm of Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc. (Mapp), announced last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted ZMapp™ “Fast Track” designation...

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Two weeks following the first report in New York state of a human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Onondaga County, health officials from two other upstate counties report human and equine cases...

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Merck has announced that the two pivotal Phase 3 clinical studies for bezlotoxumab, its investigational antitoxin for prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection recurrence, met their...