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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases like Zika are well-known, but uncommon viruses like Powossan can be fatal. Use Rare Disease Report to learn about infectious rare diseases.
Potential Zika Carrying Mosquitoes on the Move
The CDC reports mosquitoes capable of spreading the Zika virus are being found in more areas of the country than initially reported.
The small girl who got pulled into the harbor by a sea lion this week may have seal finger, a rare infection resulting from the encounter.
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 lots of 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.
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