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Bystander Activation of T Cells May Be Cause of Persistent Arthritis in Lyme Disease
A small portion of individuals with Lyme disease continue to have symptoms of arthritis long after treatment. Now, scientists think they have a better understanding of the cause of that lingering reaction.
FDA Approves New Formulation of Rabies Immune Globulin for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Grifols receives approval from the FDA for a new higher potency formulation of HyperRAB rabies immune globulin for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis.
<i>Contagion</i>® Celebrates Its 2nd Year of Delivering Timely Infectious Disease Content
Contagion® celebrates its second year this month amid celebrations of bringing in its highest readership traffic to-date.
Multidrug-Resistant Strain of Malaria Spread Undetected in Cambodia For Years
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators find that a multidrug-resistant strain of malaria spread throughout Cambodia 5 years before clinical resistance was even reported.
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.