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.
A Qatari man suffering from a new respiratory virus from the same family as the deadly SARS remains in critical condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
An outbreak of cholera in Guinea has killed 82 people since February and is showing no signs of letting up, the country's health ministry said Saturday.
Travelers to Nepal should take precautions against cholera, which has caused a number of deaths in the South Asian country this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.