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Investigators Discover How Ticks Reproduce Powassan Virus in Salivary Glands
Powassan virus counts in the United States have been on the rise over the last decade, and now a new study sheds light on how ticks rapidly transmit the rare disease.
Typhus Outbreak Strikes Los Angeles, but the City Is Not Alone: Public Health Watch
Rats and other pests pose significant problems for urban areas in the US.
Tackling Zika Transmission at the Source With Genetically Engineered Resistant Mosquitoes
As several Zika virus vaccine candidates undergo clinical trials, a group of investigators is taking an alternate approach to quell transmission by genetically engineering mosquitoes to be resistant to the virus.
FDA Approves Triclabendazole for Treatment of Fascioliasis
The FDA has approved triclabendazole (Egaten) for the treatment of fascioliasis, a neglected tropical disease in patients 6 years of age and older
Single-Dose Tafenoquine Could Prevent Relapse of <i>P vivax</i> Malaria
Single-dose tafenoquine shows promise for the radical cure of P vivax malaria, according to two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CDC Issues Alert for Drug-Resistant Brucellosis Linked to Raw Milk Consumption
Health officials announced that individuals who consumed raw milk from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm may have been exposed to a drug-resistant strain of brucellosis.
Zika Virus IgM Detected 12 to 19 Months Following Infection Onset, Study Finds
A new study reports that Zika antibodies persist for longer than initially believed, with antibodies detected in symptomatic patients 18 months after illness onset.
Rutgers Investigators Create Pictorial Key for Accurate Identification of Asian Longhorned Tick
Rutgers University investigators created a pictorial key that anyone with a strong enough microscope can use to correctly identify the Asian longhorned tick from other harmless species.
Big advances in treatment can't make up for an inability to stop new infections, which number 5,000 per day worldwide.