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Diarrhea-causing bacteria adapted to spread in hospitals
Clostridium difficileAugust 13, 2019 ET
Scientists have discovered that the gut-infecting bacterium Clostridium difficile is evolving into two separate species, with one group highly adapted to spread in hospitals.
Season’s first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample in Massachusetts
West Nile mosquitoAugust 12, 2019 ET
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year.
Novel dual stem cell therapy improving cardiac regeneration
Heart attackAugust 12, 2019 ET
As a medical emergency caused by severe cardiovascular diseases, myocardial infarction (MI) can inflict permanent and life-threatening damage to the heart.
Existing anti-parasitic drug could offer treatment for Ebola
Ebola virusAugust 9, 2019 ET
Amid the worsening Ebola outbreak in the Congo, now threatening to spill into Rwanda, a new study suggests that an existing, FDA-approved drug called nitazoxanide could potentially help contain this deadly, highly contagious infection.
Philippines 'open' to dengue vaccine as outbreak kills hundreds
Philippines dengueAugust 9, 2019 ET
As hundreds die in a severe dengue outbreak in the Philippines, many of them children, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he was open to lifting his government\'s blanket ban on the Dengvaxia vaccine.
Deaths from asthma in England and Wales highest in more than a decade
asthmaAugust 9, 2019 ET
Deaths from asthma in England and Wales are the highest they have been in more than a decade, according to analysis of official data.
New 'liquid biopsy' blood test improves breast cancer diagnostics
Muhammed MurtazaAugust 8, 2019 ET
A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Belize warns of dengue increase
Marvin ManzaneroAugust 7, 2019 ET
Belize confirmed Tuesday a 10 percent increase in the number of diagnosed cases of dengue fever in a period of seven days, of which 40 percent are children.
Rwanda, DR Congo to tighten common border control to prevent Ebola spread
Diane GashumbaAugust 7, 2019 ET
Rwandan Minister of Health Diane Gashumba and her counterpart from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Pierre Kangudia met on Tuesday, agreeing to tighten border control to deal with cross-border movement, in a bid to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Philippines declares national dengue epidemic, 622 dead
cases of dengueAugust 6, 2019 ET
The Philippines declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday after hundreds of people died of the disease this year.
LA County reports first two cases of human West Nile virus infection
Muntu DavisAugust 6, 2019 ET
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has identified the first two cases of human West Nile virus infection in Los Angeles County for the 2019 season.
Bangladesh: One-day dengue infections break records
Bangladesh hospitalAugust 5, 2019 ET
Bangladesh this weekend broke a one-day dengue infection record, with 1,870 new patients hospitalized over the last 24 hours, raising the worst-ever dengue-hit tally to 24,804, government records said on Sunday.
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