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News on Infectious Diseases continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | Lake Wylie Pilot

Patient traveling from Africa prompts Ebola scare at CMC

When they realized one of their patients had recently traveled in Africa, doctors at Carolinas Medical Center's emergency department took precautions early Wednesday to prevent possible spread of an infectious disease.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3 hrs ago | WLKY-TV Louisville

S. Ind. father warns of brain eating amoeba years after son's death

A southern Indiana man said the death of a Kansas girl is just another reason why warning signs should be posted at ponds and lakes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

4 hrs ago | News Observer

Cempra Q2 loss quadruples as R&D costs rise

Cempra's net loss quadrupled in the second quarter as the Chapel Hill pharmaceutical company ramped up spending on clinical trials for the antibiotic products it is developing.


Related Topix: Cempra, Medicine

8 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Emergency room of Charlotte hospital fully reopens after patient tested

A section of the emergency room at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte is back open after temporarily being blocked while a patient was being tested.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Genocea's plan to advance first-ever herpes vaccine attracts investor support

Genocea Biosciences CEO Chip Clark said the results provide strong support for its ongoing clinical investigation of GEN-003, and provide further validation of its approach for identifying vaccine candidates.


Related Topix: Medicine, Herpes, Health

9 hrs ago | Food Quality News

Cyclospora outbreak source still unknown

The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported 110 cases of Cyclospora infection but admitted it is still unsure of the source.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

11 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

How Maine towns can prepare for West Nile, eastern equine encephalitis

In this August 2013 file photo, Brendan Emanuel from the University of New England looks in on the nest built inside of a birdhouse placed on the perimeter of a school soccer field.


Related Topix: Maine, West Nile Virus, Health, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, Medicine, Cumberland County, ME, Opinion

12 hrs ago |

Researchers examine infection, method of circumcision

It's not every day - maybe not any day - that scientists disclose their religion and method of circumcision in an academic paper.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Medicine, Pediatrics

14 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Epimutations enable bacteria and fungi to adapt to an unfavorable environment

Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring mutations in the genes targeted by antibiotics or antifungal drugs.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Duke University, Microbiology, Health

18 hrs ago | ITV

Ebola alert at Birmingham airport as man tested for deadly virus

He was taken to hospital by ambulance on Monday as a precautionary measure after complaining of feeling feverish when leaving the plane which had travelled from Benin via Paris.


Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Pertussis Peggy and Whooping Wally: How vaccinated people are spreading disease

In the 1990s, a new acellular pertussis vaccine was introduced in the United States and other countries.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Genetics

Reinvigorating The Antibiotics Pipeline

Later this month, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology-commonly known as PCAST-will issue a highly anticipated report on antibiotic resistance, bringing much-needed attention to a growing public health threat that is fast becoming a global crisis.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MRSA, Medicine


Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Germs Than Handshakes, Study Says

A recent UK study said fist bumps spread far fewer germs than the traditional handshake, and even the high five.


Related Topix: Medicine

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in Boston

"This is the time of year when we often begin to find mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus in Boston," a public health official said.


Related Topix: Jamaica Plain (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, West Nile Virus, Health, Medicine, Jamaica-Plain, MA

Sys-Con Media

Microbial Identification Market Growing at 5.9% CAGR to 2019: Global...

Genotypic technology is expected to register highest growth in the microbial identification market.


Related Topix: Medicine, Food Science

PaxVax Finds $62M For Vaccine Efforts

PaxVax , a biopharmaceuticals company developing vaccines for infectious disease, has raised $62M in a funding round.


Related Topix: Medicine

CBS Local

Md. Schools Get $10.7M Grant To Study STDs

The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry and Medicine have received a $10.7 million grant over five years to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.

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Related Topix: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Medicine, Health


New York Biotech ContraFect Corporation Prices Upsized IPO At $5-6 A Share

ContraFect Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering Offering Upsized to $36,000,000; Units to Commence Trading Today Under the Ticker Symbol "CFRXU" YONKERS, NY-- - ContraFect Corporation , a biotechnology company focused on protein and antibody therapeutic products for life-threatening infectious diseases, announced today the pricing of ... (more)


Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Yonkers, NY, Medicine, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Medical News Today

Ritual circumcision procedure increases risk of herpes infection in infants

A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 transmissions documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine researchers and published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sys-Con Media

NewLink Genetics to Present at the XVIth International Congress of Virology

Monday, July 28, 2014 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT Title: Highly efficacious influenza vaccination using aGal carbohydrate modification Presenter: Brian K. Martin Session: Vaccines Workshop Session Session Code: VIR-WK209.06 "We are excited to see the progress Dr. Martin's team has made on the enhancement of pandemic influenza vaccines using ... (more)


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, NewLink Genetics, Influenza, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oncology