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Those who work at convenience stores will be required to undergo examinations to see if they have contracted hepatitis A or typhoid fever, Department of Health (DOH) officials said yesterday.
Cases of diarrhea in emergency rooms across Taipei over the past four weeks have doubled compared to the same period last year mainly due to a widespread outbreak of the Norovirus, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
Pakistan child measles deaths surge
Measles cases surged in Pakistan in 2012, and hundreds of children died from the disease, an international health body said Tuesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.
Health experts said Tuesday that an unusually high number of diarrhea cases have been reported this winter due to norovirus outbreaks and it warned that the peak season is yet to come.
Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the risk of dengue fever in the tourist town of Key West.
A trio of oral medicines from Abbott Laboratories Inc. to treat hepatitis C produced unprecedented cure rates in patients who had failed to benefit from standard treatment, as well as very high cure rates for newly treated patients, Abbott said on Saturday.
New tests with a candidate malaria vaccine have shown it to be less effective in weeks-old infants than older babies, a “frustrating” result in the fight against the killer disease.
The Yilan County Government (宜蘭縣政府) announced yesterday that cases of foot-and-mouth disease (口蹄疫) were found at a pig farm in Yuanshan Township (員山鄉), adding that 381 pigs have been culled, while the remaining animals have all been vaccinated in order to prevent an epidemic.
The pharmacy company at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak knew of contamination at its Framingham, Massachusetts, facility as early as January but has no record of acting to safeguard the drugs prepared there, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
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