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This week, the Forsyth County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus infection (chikungunya) in a North Carolina patient who had recently travelled to the Caribbean. “The...

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PRESS RELEASE The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is reminding people who plan to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which starts on 13 June in Brazil, to make sure they...

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PRESS RELEASE Hemorrhagic fevers caused by Lassa, dengue and other viruses affect more than one million people annually and are often fatal, yet scientists have never understood why only some virus-infected...

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PRESS RELEASE Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers...

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NEWS RELEASE Researchers at UL Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center have conducted a vaccine trial on chimpanzees that could help protect endangered wild apes from deadly infectious diseases, such...

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NEWS RELEASE 25 May 2014, Rome/Paris – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration...

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed two new cases of measles in the Edmonton Zone, and is advising the public of potential exposure locations. Individuals who were in the following locations, on...

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PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dalvance (dalbavancin), a new antibacterial drug used to treat adults with skin infections. Dalvance is intended to treat acute bacterial...

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PRESS RELEASE 23 May 2014, Muscat, Oman/Rome – Health experts and veterinarians are among those calling for stepped up monitoring, investigations, and immediate reporting of cases of the potentially...

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PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC – May 19, 2014 – A series of research articles published ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy have identified a number of existing pharmaceutical...