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Massachusetts Records Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis
In total, 24 Massachusetts communities are now considered high risk for EEE virus and 18 communities have been designated to be at moderate risk.
Combination Birth Control Shows Promise in Wiping out Mosquito Population
Sterilization by radiation plus infection with Wolbachia bacteria in male mosquitoes can go a long way toward lowering the burden of deadly disease.
GLS-5300 MERS CoV Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Phase 1 Trial
Investigators in the first human trial of a MERS-CoV candidate report strong immune responses and no serious adverse events, advancing the vaccine candidate to phase 1/2a and phase 2 trials.
Local Transmission of Dengue Confirmed in Florida
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed that a locally-acquired case of dengue has been documented in Miami-Dade County.
Philippines Declares Dengue Outbreak a National Epidemic
From January 2019 to July 20, 2019, the Philippines has recorded 146,062 cases of dengue and 622 deaths, a 98% increase from the same period in 2018.
Parasitic Evolution in Southeast Asia Leads to Growth of MDR Malaria
A pair of new studies is raising concern that standard malaria therapies may no longer work for large portions of the world’s malaria cases.
Troublesome Ticks: Dispelling Bioweapon Rumors
We're separating fact from fiction regarding the investigation into these concerns.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Risk Factors Examined
The survey of households found that although 80% of residents had heard of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, less than half used pesticides to prevent the presence of ticks.
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