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FDA Grants Marketing Authorization of Diagnostic Test for Zika Antibodies
ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA is the first diagnostic test authorized to detect Zika virus immunoglobulin antibodies in human blood and was previously available under Emergency Use Authorization.
<i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Linked to Contact With Live Poultry Reported in 21 States
According to the CDC, 28% of the Salmonella cases in this outbreak occurred in children under the age of 5 years.
6 in 10 Infectious Diseases in Humans Are Zoonotic; CDC Report Lists Top US Threats
Plague. West Nile Virus. Zoonotic influenza. What else made the CDC list of the top 8 zoonotic diseases of most concern in the US?
Health Officials Confirm Presence of "Kissing Bug" in Delaware
Triatoma sanguisugas, an insect also known as a “kissing bug,” can transmit the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease.
FDA Approves Dengvaxia Vaccine
The FDA has approved the Dengvaxia vaccine for the prevention of dengue disease in children 9 to 16 years who have laboratory-confirmed previous dengue infection.
World Malaria Day 2019: New Innovations, Same Targets: Public Health Watch
Johns Hopkins symposium will highlight new challenges and approaches in the fight against the mosquito-borne disease.
Giovanni Rezza, MD: Tropical Outbreaks in Temperate Regions Are on the Rise
In a symposium at ECCMID 2019, Giovanni Rezza, MD, highlighted the growth of tropical outbreaks occurring in Europe and discussed how warmer temperatures may lead to more frequent tropical outbreaks.
Machine Learning Helps Identify Primate Species Likely to Spread Zika
Investigators used computer algorithms to predict primate species likely to be positive for Zika virus in Central and South America.
Big advances in treatment can't make up for an inability to stop new infections, which number 5,000 per day worldwide.