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FDA Approves KEDRAB for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Against Rabies Infection
Kedrion Biopharma and Kamada Ltd. recently announced that KEDRAB, a post-exposure prophylaxis to be used against rabies infection has just been approved by the FDA.
Typhus on the Rise in Texas
As cases of murine typhus in Texas are on the rise and occurring in more counties in the state, researchers are investigating the spread of the flea-borne disease.
Herpes Study Yields Surprising Discovery: A Potential Broad-Spectrum Antiviral
NIAID researchers make an unexpected discovery when examining how a cellular enzyme complex regulates herpesvirus; inhibiting the enzyme suppressed viral infection.
West Nile Virus Claims Two More Lives as the Season Rages On
New West Nile virus cases are being reported by states in the South, Midwest, and West Coast region, as health officials look to September and the end of the season.
NYC Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus This Season
As new human cases of West Nile virus spring up in Mississippi, and health officials report a new West Nile virus-associated death in Louisiana, the first human case this season has sprung up in New York City.
Potentially Safer Zika Vaccine Developed by Scientists at Arizona State University
The less-costly tobacco-plant derived vaccine will be targeted for the developing world.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 6, 2017
New research on Zika, cases of swine flu infections, parallels between Zika and HIV, a new warning sign of HIV infection, and an increase in cyclospora cayetanensis infections in United States make up the top 5 articles this week.
CDC Releases Estimates on Proportion of Infants Who Will Suffer Birth Defects After Maternal Zika Virus Infection
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 12 infants born to Zika-infected mothers will have a related birth defect.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.