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Echinococcosis: Emerging US Public Health Threat?
E. Canadensis tapeworms may be under-recognized in the United States.
Neglected Tropical Diseases Are on the Rise in Texas
Emerging and neglected tropical diseases are on the rise in Texas, and now, a new paper explores what state health officials need to do in response.
FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Takeda's Zika Vaccine Candidate
The FDA grants Fast Track designation to TAK-426, Takeda’s purified, inactivated, alum-adjuvanted whole Zika virus vaccine candidate.
Zika-Related Birth Defects Increasing in United States
The results of a new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that in US states and territories with local Zika virus transmission, the prevalence of Zika-related birth defects is increasing.
Minas Gerais Declares State of Emergency as Brazilian Yellow Fever Outbreak Rages On
A total of 22 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Minas Gerais since July 2017 and 15 of those individuals have died.
WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Vaccine Prior to Carnival
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended visitors to Sao Paulo, Brazil, should consider getting the yellow fever vaccine before visiting.
Rhesus Macaques in Florida Park Threaten to Spread Herpes B to Humans
New research suggests that the rhesus macaques residing in a popular Florida park should be considered a public health concern, as they harbor a virus that can be deadly if transmitted to humans.
Antibody Proves Promising Against Marburg Virus
The Marburg virus, a rare, but serious filovirus virus, is a zoonotic virus in which outbreaks are frequently triggered by interaction with the African fruit bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus.