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Ebola is Back.  WHO Reports on Outbreak in Congo
The World Health Organization was notified by the Democratic Republic of the Congo that 9 suspected Ebola virus cases have been reported in Likati.
The 70-year-old piano man contracted a rare bacterial infection while touring in South America
Following a CDC investigation of 6 listeria cases that had a common source of infection, Vulto Creamery has recalled all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses.
Tommy’s transplanted kidney is, if not the longest, one of the longest functioning live donor kidneys in U.S. history.
Results of the pivotal Phase 3 clinical study showed the antiviral orphan agent letermovir prevents clinically-significant cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).
6-year-old Eva Marie Harris was admitted into the Cleveland Children’s Clinic having a hard time battling the flu. Unfortunately, she developed a rare neurological disease known as acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood (ANEC) that ending up taking her life.
Spero Therapeutics acquired some new anti-bacterial candidates for their pipeline.
Today, the WHO Executive Board interviewed the 5 people in consideration for the position and voted to keep 3 candidates in the running.
the spike in mumps continues with several schools and college campuses reported outbreaks. The most recent one is in Spokane Washington where 90 cases of the mumps have been reported.
This week in the MMWR, the CDC report on a confirmed case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) that occurred at a Colorado farm last August.
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