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KGTV San Diego
Hep C deaths up; Baby boomers asked to get testsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that one inf
Hep C deaths up; Baby boomers asked to get tests
KGTV San Diego / Posted 55 minutes ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that one infectious disease now kills more Americans than all others combined. New data shows hepatitis C killed nearly 20,000 people in 2014. Even more worrying for doctors is that... Read more
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Island Packet
Zika virus exposes need for greater public health funding, experts sayconclusion of a panel of experts who gathered on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to d
Zika virus exposes need for greater public health funding, experts say
Island Packet / Posted an hour ago
conclusion of a panel of experts who gathered on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss how to prevent and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. The event was sponsored by the Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit, nonpartisan... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious DiseaseThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that one inf
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious Disease
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted an hour ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that one infectious disease now kills more Americans than all others combined. New data shows hepatitis C killed nearly 20,000 people in 2014. Even more worrying for doctors is that... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious DiseaseThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that one inf
Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious Disease
KIVI Boise / Posted an hour ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that one infectious disease now kills more Americans than all others combined. New data shows hepatitis C killed nearly 20,000 people in 2014. Even more worrying for doctors is that... Read more
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KSHB-TV Kansas City
CRF Frozen Foods expands voluntary frozen food recall due to possible listeriais a bacteria that is in the environment that unfortunately likes to grow in ou
CRF Frozen Foods expands voluntary frozen food recall due to possible listeria
KSHB-TV Kansas City / Posted 4 hours ago
is a bacteria that is in the environment that unfortunately likes to grow in our food," Dr. Dana Hawkinson, an infectious disease physician at the University of Kansas Hospital, said. The recall from CRF Frozen Foods covers more than... Read more
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CBS News
The most deadly infectious disease in America todayHepatitis C now kills more people in the United States than every other infecti
The most deadly infectious disease in America today
CBS News / Posted 6 hours ago
Hepatitis C now kills more people in the United States than every other infectious disease combined, according to new data government data. "This is a very alarming trend," Dr. John W. Ward, director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis, told CBS... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps holding informational meetingassistants; optometrists; veterinarians; emergency medical technicians; paramed
Franklin-Williamson Medical Reserve Corps holding informational meeting
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 7 hours ago
assistants; optometrists; veterinarians; emergency medical technicians; paramedics; public health workers; epidemiologists; infectious disease specialists; toxicologists; mental health practitioners (e.g., psychologists, substance abuse counselors,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
The Health Reporter Is In: May 4, 2016and Prevention published in the American Journal of Infection Control, included
The Health Reporter Is In: May 4, 2016
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 7 hours ago
and Prevention published in the American Journal of Infection Control, included the following: “In summary, the risk for infectious disease transmission by a common communion cup is very low, and appropriate safeguards — that is, wiping the... Read more
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FOX Business
1 Big Reason Why Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Was All the Buzz in AprilShares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals , a clinical-stage biotechnology company aimin
1 Big Reason Why Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Was All the Buzz in April
FOX Business / Posted 7 hours ago
Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals , a clinical-stage biotechnology company aiming to develop cancer immunotherapy and infectious disease vaccines based on its proprietary DNA-based drug development platform, gained 20% in April, according to... Read more
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FOX Business
1 Big Reason Why Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Was All the Buzz in AprilShares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals , a clinical-stage biotechnology company aimin
1 Big Reason Why Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Was All the Buzz in April
FOX Business / Posted 7 hours ago
Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals , a clinical-stage biotechnology company aiming to develop cancer immunotherapy and infectious disease vaccines based on its proprietary DNA-based drug development platform, gained 20% in April, according to... Read more
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ABC News
Bacteria Could Be Used to Fight Zika, Study Findsand should be considered as an integral part of future control efforts," the au
Bacteria Could Be Used to Fight Zika, Study Finds
ABC News / Posted 8 hours ago
and should be considered as an integral part of future control efforts," the authors concluded. Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told ABC News that experimental treatments like this one... Read more
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NBC News
Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby, Study Confirmshow well flu vaccination during pregnancy works for protecting babies against t
Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby, Study Confirms
NBC News / Posted 10 hours ago
how well flu vaccination during pregnancy works for protecting babies against the virus, said Dr. Matthew Kronman, an infectious disease specialist at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington who wasn't involved in the... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 10 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 11 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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WALB Albany
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
WALB Albany / Posted 11 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 11 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 11 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 11 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 11 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Too many people still take unneeded antibioticsI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too many people still take unneeded antibiotics
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 11 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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Newsmax
Too Many Unneeded Antibiotics Still PrescribedI had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said
Too Many Unneeded Antibiotics Still Prescribed
Newsmax / Posted 13 hours ago
I had to guess, things would not be that different if we looked in 2016," said Dr. Sara Cosgrove, an associate professor of infectious disease and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "There hasn't really been a lot of work... Read more
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FOX News
Flu strikes fewer infants when pregnant women get vaccinatedhow well flu vaccination during pregnancy works for protecting babies against t
Flu strikes fewer infants when pregnant women get vaccinated
FOX News / Posted 13 hours ago
how well flu vaccination during pregnancy works for protecting babies against the virus, said Dr. Matthew Kronman, an infectious disease specialist at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington who wasn't involved in the... Read more
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Quartz
Malaria during pregnancy is a lot more dangerous than Zikawhich include taking away funds from research on other serious conditions (reme
Malaria during pregnancy is a lot more dangerous than Zika
Quartz / Posted 16 hours ago
which include taking away funds from research on other serious conditions (remember Ebola?). Zika isn’t the most dangerous infectious disease to affect a pregnant woman. Measles puts both mother and fetus at risk if caught during pregnancy,... Read more
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Paris Express
Some may have been exposed to measlesin Tennessee has confirmed six cases of measles in the Memphis area and said so
Some may have been exposed to measles
Paris Express / Posted 16 hours ago
in Tennessee has confirmed six cases of measles in the Memphis area and said some Arkansans may have been exposed to the infectious disease. Arkansans should make sure they are up to date on their measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine and... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Placing Zika virus in a broader perspectiveWilson is an associate research professor in the School of Community Health Sci
Placing Zika virus in a broader perspective
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 19 hours ago
Wilson is an associate research professor in the School of Community Health Sciences and is director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting. Wilson, a physician, is considered one of the world’s leading disease forecasting ex... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Ebola vaccine shows promise in clinical trialsafter six months. Addo is convinced, "With this, a single vaccine could provide
Ebola vaccine shows promise in clinical trials
News-Medical-Net / Posted 20 hours ago
after six months. Addo is convinced, "With this, a single vaccine could provide lasting protection against Ebola." The infectious disease specialist, who works for the German Center for Infection Research at the University Medical Center... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?— was thought to have helped the country slow down the spread of HIV early on i
U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
— was thought to have helped the country slow down the spread of HIV early on in the epidemic. So Eran Bendavid, an infectious disease doctor, and his team at Stanford University wanted to see whether abstinence programs helped stop HIV in... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Experts: America’s not doing enough to prevent the Zika virusliving and breeding conditions for the main carrier of Zika virus, the female A
Experts: America’s not doing enough to prevent the Zika virus
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
living and breeding conditions for the main carrier of Zika virus, the female Aedes Aegypti mosquito. The biologists and infectious disease experts gathered in Atlanta this week to address Zika concerns say funding is needed urgently. So far... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Close to a third of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, study findswill not treat them. Thus, giving an antibiotic only can cause harm while doing
Close to a third of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, study finds
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted yesterday
will not treat them. Thus, giving an antibiotic only can cause harm while doing no good," said Dr. Angela Myers, an infectious disease specialist at Children's Mercy. Dr. Myers and other specialists are still spreading that messages years... Read more
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KERA North Texas
U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?— was thought to have helped the country slow down the spread of HIV early on i
U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?
KERA North Texas / Posted yesterday
— was thought to have helped the country slow down the spread of HIV early on in the epidemic. So Eran Bendavid, an infectious disease doctor, and his team at Stanford University wanted to see whether abstinence programs helped stop HIV in... Read more
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TribLIVE
Millions of antibiotic prescriptions each year are unnecessary, CDC saysand superbugs, such as clostridium difficile or C. Diff. “The rampant misuse o
Millions of antibiotic prescriptions each year are unnecessary, CDC says
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
and superbugs, such as clostridium difficile or C. Diff. “The rampant misuse of antibiotics is probably the leading infectious disease public health threat the world faces,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, a UPMC infectious disease specialist, said after... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Flu strikes fewer infants when pregnant women get vaccinatedhow well flu vaccination during pregnancy works for protecting babies against t
Flu strikes fewer infants when pregnant women get vaccinated
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
how well flu vaccination during pregnancy works for protecting babies against the virus, said Dr. Matthew Kronman, an infectious disease specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington who wasn’t involved in the... Read more
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NBC News
A Third of Antibiotic Prescriptions are Just Wrongyounger than 2 receive the most amount of antibiotics," Dr. David Hyun, a senio
A Third of Antibiotic Prescriptions are Just Wrong
NBC News / Posted yesterday
younger than 2 receive the most amount of antibiotics," Dr. David Hyun, a senior officer at Pew and a pediatric infectious disease specialist, told NBC News. It's not just a waste of money. Every time someone uses an antibiotic, the... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Vermont urging people to be aware of tick-borne illnessesticks. A growing number of people are falling ill with diseases spread by tick
Vermont urging people to be aware of tick-borne illnesses
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
ticks. A growing number of people are falling ill with diseases spread by ticks, such as Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. Infectious disease epidemiologist Bradley Tompkins says that during the spring, ticks are active and looking to feed on... Read more
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FOX Business
Does This Upstart Pose a Threat to GlaxoSmithKline?PLC. GlaxoSmithKline plc generates more than $1.2 billion per quarter selling
Does This Upstart Pose a Threat to GlaxoSmithKline?
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
PLC. GlaxoSmithKline plc generates more than $1.2 billion per quarter selling vaccines that are used to treat infectious disease, and one of GlaxoSmithKline's top-selling vaccines is Engerix-B, a vaccine used to prevent the spread of... Read more
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FOX Business
Does This Upstart Pose a Threat to GlaxoSmithKline?Reading Below GlaxoSmithKline plc generates more than $1.2 billion per quarter
Does This Upstart Pose a Threat to GlaxoSmithKline?
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
Reading Below GlaxoSmithKline plc generates more than $1.2 billion per quarter selling vaccines that are used to treat infectious disease, and one of GlaxoSmithKline's top-selling vaccines is Engerix-B, a vaccine used to prevent the spread of... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
FDA launches public campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adultsuse is a necessary part of LGBT culture,” said Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., acting
FDA launches public campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among LGBT young adults
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted yesterday
use is a necessary part of LGBT culture,” said Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., acting director of HHS’ Office for HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. “The campaign shows LGBT young adults they can be the person they want to be and still live... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Does This Upstart Pose a Threat to GlaxoSmithKline?PLC. GlaxoSmithKline plc generates more than $1.2 billion per quarter selling
Does This Upstart Pose a Threat to GlaxoSmithKline?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
PLC. GlaxoSmithKline plc generates more than $1.2 billion per quarter selling vaccines that are used to treat infectious disease, and one of GlaxoSmithKline's top-selling vaccines is Engerix-B, a vaccine used to prevent the spread of... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Stamford
Stamford's AmeriCares Sends Medical Aid To Ecuador After Massive Quakesfacial reconstruction surgeries. In the weeks ahead, AmeriCares relief workers
Stamford's AmeriCares Sends Medical Aid To Ecuador After Massive Quakes
The Daily Voice - Stamford / Posted yesterday
facial reconstruction surgeries. In the weeks ahead, AmeriCares relief workers will continue to provide medical resources to treat survivors injured or displaced by earthquake, restore health services in affected areas and prevent infectious disea... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
FDA’s new education campaign for LGBT young adults aims to prevent, reduce tobacco useuse is a necessary part of LGBT culture," said Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., acting
FDA’s new education campaign for LGBT young adults aims to prevent, reduce tobacco use
News-Medical-Net / Posted yesterday
use is a necessary part of LGBT culture," said Richard Wolitski, Ph.D., acting director of HHS' Office for HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. "The campaign shows LGBT young adults they can be the person they want to be and still live... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Weekly cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease highest since Oct 2013have been reported to MOH so far this year. In contrast, 8,835 cases were repor
Weekly cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease highest since Oct 2013
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
have been reported to MOH so far this year. In contrast, 8,835 cases were reported between January and Apr 25 last year. Infectious disease expert Leong Hoe Nam of Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital said the upward trend will likely continue in the... Read more
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The Huffington Post
How Did Vaccinated Harvard Students Get The Mumps?university have been sickened with the mumps virus. The outbreak began in late
How Did Vaccinated Harvard Students Get The Mumps?
The Huffington Post / Posted 2 days ago
university have been sickened with the mumps virus. The outbreak began in late February, when two students contracted the disease. Mumps infections are fairly uncommon in the United States, with usually a couple hundred to a couple thousand cases... Read more
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The Advocate
FDA Launches Campaign to Prevent Tobacco Use Among Young LGBT Peoplepart of LGBT culture,” said Richard Wolitski, acting director of Health and Hum
FDA Launches Campaign to Prevent Tobacco Use Among Young LGBT People
The Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
part of LGBT culture,” said Richard Wolitski, acting director of Health and Human Services’ Office for HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, in a statement from the FDA. “The campaign shows LGBT young adults they can be the person they... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
Bovine TB found in southeastern Indiana beef cattle herdthe disease was confirmed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Ame
Bovine TB found in southeastern Indiana beef cattle herd
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 2 days ago
the disease was confirmed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Ames, Iowa, over the weekend. Bovine TB is an infectious disease that primarily affects cattle but can be spread between different mammals. The board did not identify the... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Bovine TB found in southeastern Indiana beef cattle herdthe disease was confirmed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Ame
Bovine TB found in southeastern Indiana beef cattle herd
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 2 days ago
the disease was confirmed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Ames, Iowa, over the weekend. Bovine TB is an infectious disease that primarily affects cattle but can be spread between different mammals. The board did not identify the... Read more
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Times News
Emergency training courses scheduled9 and 12. Start time, 6:30 p.m. on June 7 at KME. Email carbonfiretraining@yaho
Emergency training courses scheduled
Times News / Posted 2 days ago
9 and 12. Start time, 6:30 p.m. on June 7 at KME. Email carbonfiretraining@yahoo.com to register. • Blood-Borne Pathogens-Infectious Disease: 6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Carbon County EMA. Call the EMA to register. • Wilderness Search & Rescue... Read more
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Business Wire
ALR INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Alere Inc.as your counsel in the action. Background on the Alere Securities Class Litiga
ALR INVESTORS ALERT: Lieff Cabraser Announces Securities Class Action Against Alere Inc.
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
as your counsel in the action. Background on the Alere Securities Class Litigation Alere provides diagnostic tests for infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease, and toxicology. On February 1, 2016, Alere disclosed that it had entered into a... Read more
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The Hill
FDA campaign targets LGBT smokersand I don’t want to lose anymore due to tobacco use,” said Richard Wolitski, ac
FDA campaign targets LGBT smokers
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
and I don’t want to lose anymore due to tobacco use,” said Richard Wolitski, acting director of the office for HIV/AIDS and infectious disease policy at the Department of Health and Human Services, who is helping spearhead the campaign for th... Read more
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KCEN-TV
FDA Approves First Commercial Test for Zikaillness, called dengue, in the past. Dengue infections are very common in Puert
FDA Approves First Commercial Test for Zika
KCEN-TV / Posted 2 days ago
illness, called dengue, in the past. Dengue infections are very common in Puerto Rico, said Mark Mulligan, an infectious disease professor at Emory University in Atlanta. The CDC recommends Zika tests for people with symptoms who have... Read more
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The Scientist
Nanoscale Defensesinto the clinical setting. Edward D. Marks is a PhD candidate in the Nanomedic
Nanoscale Defenses
The Scientist / Posted 2 days ago
into the clinical setting. Edward D. Marks is a PhD candidate in the Nanomedicine Research Lab at the University of Delaware. Steven Smith is an infectious disease epidemiologist from the London School of Hygiene and... Read more
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