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Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

Platform Manufacturing May Speed Pandemic Vaccine Development

With the advent of platform manufacturing technology, vaccines can be developed quickly to stop the spread of outbreaks.

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An Effective Zika Vaccine May Eliminate Prenatal Infections

An Effective Zika Vaccine May Eliminate Prenatal Infections

A vaccine against Zika virus, once available and effectively deployed, may substantially reduce prenatal infections.

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Popular Herbal Drug

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Popular Herbal Drug

Kratom, the controversial plant used by some as an opioid substitute, is at the center of a multistate Salmonella outbreak, prompting the CDC to issue a recommendation against the consumption of kratom in any form.

Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Strains Emerging in United States

Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Strains Emerging in United States

Analysis demonstrated that the differentiation into clades correlated more closely with the presence of an ASSuT genotype and certain MLST sequence types than with the geographic origin of the isolates.

Unique Virus Genotyping of Measles Outbreak in Ontario in Early 2015

Unique Virus Genotyping of Measles Outbreak in Ontario in Early 2015

An unusual outbreak of measles was recorded in Ontario, Canada in early 2015.

Higher Risk of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Certain Populations

Higher Risk of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Certain Populations

Individuals with certain occupations or in certain populations may be more at risk of fatality from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

Investigation Into Seoul Virus Outbreak Expanded by CDC

Investigation Into Seoul Virus Outbreak Expanded by CDC

Symptoms of Seoul virus infection include fever, headache, and back pain.

Seoul Virus Outbreak Reported in Illinois and Wisconsin

Seoul Virus Outbreak Reported in Illinois and Wisconsin

CDC is currently investigating cases of Seoul virus infections in 8 workers from several rat-breeding facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin.

FDA Grants Valley Fever Antifungal QIDP Designation

FDA Grants Valley Fever Antifungal QIDP Designation

New guidelines continue to recommend oral azole antifungal agents, usually fluconazole, as the preferred treatment for most manifestations of coccidioidomycosis that require treatment, including infection in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

This Particular Type of Roundworm Linked With Poor Neurologic Outcomes

This Particular Type of Roundworm Linked With Poor Neurologic Outcomes

Between 2013 and 2015, 7 patients with this type of roundworm were reported throughout the United States.

Study: Germs Found On Boston 'T' Mostly 'Normal,' Not Dangerous

Study: Germs Found On Boston 'T' Mostly 'Normal,' Not Dangerous

In the absence of something like flu season, all of the germs people run into, even in a crowded environment like the T, are normal.

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