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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday allowed marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno System. This is the first test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections...

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic disease linked to Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), in a Denton County barrel racing horse on February...

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has issued a rabies alert for Indiantown following a domestic dog testing positive for rabies. According to the owner, the dog was unvaccinated and kept...

A total of 17 new research proposals on Zika will be conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean to identify solutions to address this virus,  which causes congenital brain abnormalities when pregnant...

In a follow-up to a report two weeks ago,  Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced that the Department of Health is working with Pennsylvania State University, or PSU, to investigate confirmed...

Each year, about 2 million people contract leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of a sand fly. The cutaneous form of the disease results in disfiguring skin ulcers that may take months...

In an effort to rapidly contain the resurgence of cholera in South Sudan, WHO has secured oral cholera vaccine to vaccinate the communities in Leer Town and other areas. The 20 February integrated food...

Since 1 January 2017, 201 suspected cases of meningitis with 17 deaths were reported by 19 health districts. In week 2, the district of Akebou which is part of the Plateau Region issued an alert after...

If you’re sick, stay home. Wash your hands before preparing food. When preparing food, always wear gloves or do not touch the ready-to-eat food with bare hands. For food service workers, following this...

Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health are the first to report a method to accurately predict the timing and intensity of West Nile Virus (WNV) outbreaks. The study is...