Following promising results in earlier trials in Thailand in 2009, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a large-scale trial to take place in South Africa in November this year. An ongoing preliminary safety trial in South Africa also yielded positive results giving scientists hope that the November trial will produce an HIV-AIDS vaccine once and for all.
Following massive outbreaks in Latin America and Caribbean, CDC has warned that the number of Zika-infected pregnant women in the US has more than tripled in recent months. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has recently criticized the US Congress for not approving his $1.9 billion budget request to fund anti-Zika programs.
A pregnant Connecticut teen has been recently tested positive Zika virus. The dreaded mosquito-borne virus responsible for birth defects among babies including microcephaly- a condition characterized by an infant’s unusually small heads- that swept much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent months.
Hepatitis C now takes the lead over all other infectious diseases combined in terms of deaths per year. Latest figures from public health authorities indicate that more than half of the afflicted are unaware of the infection and most who died from it were baby boomers.
Frozen food giant CRF is now pulling out 382 of its food items off the shelf after Listeria outbreak caused several people to be hospitalized. Initial reports reveal that most, if not all, of the affected foods are produced at the company’s Paco, Washington facility causing CRF to shut the plant down while investigations are being carried out.
Flu continues to infect children with its surge into second week of March.
A rare blood infection linked to 54 recorded cases and 17 deaths in Wisconsin appeared to have reached Michigan. The infection usually preys elderly people with either weak immune system or an underlying health conditions
Two confirmed deaths linked to a fresh Ebola outbreak in the Guinea prompted aid agencies to deploy experts to investigate the matter. Since 2013, more than 11, 300 people have died following a series of outbreaks in various West African nations.
As we all know by now that Zika virus infection is linked to mosquito bites, people have become more cautious of mosquito bites to prevent Zika infection.
Almost 400 people have fallen ill from a norovirus outbreak that has been tied to a Kansas theater restaurant.
The majority of states in the U.S. are not prepared to deal with a disease outbreak, a new study found.
The Untied Nations is warning of a "hidden [AIDS] epidemic" in the Asia Pacific region.
Charlie Sheen is keen in keeping his secret about his health and is rumored to have paid millions for people not to expose it in public.
A new study found that most healthcare professionals do not follow standard procedure of gown-removal.
The Legionnaire's disease outbreak in the South Bronx has killed three more people, New York City officials announced on Monday.
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