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Via ReliefWeb, a May 23 report from the government of Somalia: Six years after its last reported case, polio outbreak confirmed in Somalia .
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Via The Atlantic.com, a column from CFR.com by Yanzhong Huang: Disease Outbreaks: Is China Becoming More Transparent? After praising Chinese progress in dealing with public health emergencies, Huang goes on: But does this mean that China is moving toward greater and irreversible transparency? My simple answer: not necessarily.
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Over the past week, scientist and advocates around the world refocused their attention on the search for an HIV vaccine.
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The Rockland County Health Department warns people who may have been in the same grocery store as the infected individual that they may be at risk.
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A disease lethal to horses, until now confined to hot countries, could arrive in the UK.
Did you ever notice how the most scenic places around Sacramento suburbs, at higher elevations sometimes are plagued by rodent droppings infected with the bacteria that carries the plague? Sacramento's El Dorado suburb is infected with plague from squirrels and chipmunks as well as other rodents, according to the May 24, 2013 Sacramento Bee article ... (more)
Main Category: Neurology / Neuroscience Also Included In: Cancer / Oncology ; Immune System / Vaccines ; Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Article Date: 24 May 2013 - 1:00 PDT An attack on glioblastoma brain tumor cells that uses a modified poliovirus is showing encouraging results in an early study to establish the proper dose level, ... (more)
As the summer tick season approaches, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and other lawmakers called on the Food and Drug Administration to take action to reduce the shortage of Doxycyline, a critical drug used to treat infectious diseases such as Lyme Disease.
Chinese and U.S. scientists have used virus isolated from a person who died from H7N9 avian influenza infection to determine whether the virus could infect and be transmitted between ferrets.
The National Institutes of Health has reported that Chinese and U.S. scientists have found that ferrets and pigs are both susceptible to the H7N9 bird flu after using samples of the virus taken from a woman who died of the disease to test whether it could be transmitted between the animals.
Ambassador Eric Goosby , MD, the nation's AIDS "czar" and an infectious disease specialist who treated HIV/AIDS patients in the early days of the epidemic, will visit Stanford School of Medicine next Thursday, May 30, for a conversation on global health.
Cells in the human body do not function in isolation. Living cells rely on communication with their environment -- neighboring cells and the surrounding matrix -- to activate a wide range of cellular functions, including reproduction of new cells, differentiation of stem cells into distinct cell types, cell adhesion, and migration of white blood ... (more)
The Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with BioFront Technologies, producers of diagnostic kits and reagents that detect viral and allergenic proteins for food safety and infectious disease markets.
JC polyomavirus is the causative agent of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy .
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Yesterday, I testified before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China at the "Food and Drug Safety, Public Health, and the Environment in China" hearing.
A novel vaccine study from South Dakota State University headlined the groundbreaking research unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' National Biotechnology Conference .