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.
The death toll from an American meningitis outbreak linked to tainted medication has reached 12, according to U.S. officials, who have documented more than 120 infections in 10 states.
Doctors should only test people for a new virus if they are very ill in hospital with a respiratory infection, have been in Qatar or Saudi Arabia and test negative for common forms of pneumonia and infections, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged health workers around the world to report any patient with acute respiratory infection who may have traveled to Saudi Arabia or Qatar and been exposed to a new SARS-like virus confirmed in two people so far.