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Parents of Washington high schoolers may be surprised to hear about a new chickenpox (varicella) vaccine requirement in the coming school year. In the 2016-17 school year, all public and private high school...

The Texas Department of State Health Services has ramped up efforts to protect people from Zika virus and is urging people to follow mosquito precautions. “Mosquito season is approaching, and the number...

Missouri health officials reported Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of Zika virus in a Missouri man who had traveled to Haiti, a known area of Zika transmission. This...

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is announcing the first confirmed case of a New Hampshire resident infected with Zika virus. The adult female patient contracted the virus...

Some patients and healthcare staff in several Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Manchester clinics and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) may have been exposed to crusted (Norwegian) scabies by a patient treated at...

Progressive Gourmet Inc. of Wilmington, MA, is recalling its 6 ounce packages of Sausage, Egg, and Cheddar Cheese on English Muffin breakfast sandwiches manufactured for Starbucks Coffee Co. out of the...

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...