Interferon is a crucial component of the human immune system’s response to infection by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but how important a role it plays in determining the severity of disease...

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The number of leptospirosis cases reported during the first three months of 2017 in the Philippines is up by 67.7 percent compared to the period in 2016, according to a Abante.com report (computer translated). Data...

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Three additional measles cases have been confirmed in the Minnesota outbreak, according to state health officials. This brings the total to 32 confirmed cases–30 in Hennepin County, one in Stearns...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines a plan to ensure a continuous yellow fever vaccine supply in the United States following the anticipated depletion of the U.S.-licensed YF-VAX®...

Officials with the University of Surrey in Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom report at least three confirmed cases of meningitis associated with undergraduate students at the school since the end of...

A 22-month-old toddler is in a stable condition in hospital following the first confirmed case of tetanus in a South Australian child in 17 years. SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Paddy Phillips...

Cases of babesiosis, transmitted by tick bites, increase over the spring months with the majority of affected people falling ill in June or July. The seasonal rise in this parasitic disease in the United...

India’s GBIT and Oxitec announced the launch of the Friendly™ Aedes project to combat the menace of vector borne diseases including dengue and chikungunya. India recently initiated the outdoor...

Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according...

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An anthrax outbreak was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Wednesday by Dr Joseph Savadogo, Directeur Général des Services Vétérinaires, Services Vétérinaires, Ministère...