First trimester treatment for malaria could change with the results of 1 of the most robust meta-analyses to date that compared artemisinin-based therapy vs quinine.
A middle-aged man presents to the emergency department with a complete heart block, dizziness, fatigue and a recent syncopal episode after camping.
Prompt diagnosis of tick-borne diseases is essential but testing methods have been imprecise. Learn about some recent testing advances for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
The use of fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine could reduce the amount of yellow fever vaccine for reactive campaigns and provide flexibility in management of global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine when outbreaks occur.
Babesia parasites are transmitted by common deer ticks, with approximately 1000 to 2000 cases reported each year primarily in Northeastern and Midwestern states.
There is no cure or even effective antiviral therapy for yellow fever. Vaccination remains the sole route for preventing mortality from the disease, and WHO projections have already pointed to a significant global shortage.
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to an investigational treatment for malaria.
Mass drug administration has been proposed as a method to eradicate Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
According to a national poll, few Americans are aware of the upswing in the tick population this summer.
The FDA has given Fast Track designation to Valneva's Lyme disease vaccine candidate.
Serious bacterial infections have been documented during Lyme Disease treatment in some patients.
Epidemiological study finds reassuring outcomes for Brazilian babies born to mothers with symptomatic dengue during pregnancy.
Children are among the most susceptible to Lyme disease, and in many, joint inflammation may be the first symptom.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a toolkit to help individuals protect themselves from Lyme and other tickborne diseases.
Without treatment, many patients with Chagas disease are at risk of a 'silent death' due to heart failure.
A randomized trial found that, compared with supportive care alone, added prophylactic platelet transfusion is not effective in preventing bleeding in patients with dengue and thrombocytopenia, and may also lead to adverse effects.
Six patients with babesiosis developed warm-antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia after diagnosis, according to a new study.
Large outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil is being closely monitored by health officials.
Chikungunya outbreaks have been associated with higher mortality rates than originally thought, mostly in the elderly and individuals with underlying conditions.
Low socioeconomic conditions and associated cultural practices increases chances of mosquito-borne diseases.
Models predicted dengue vaccine would reduce rates of hospitalization in high-transmission areas but increase rates in lower-transmission areas.
The phase I trial of VLA15-101 is being conducted at 1 site in the US and 1 in Belgium.
In an animal model study, researchers tested an antibody therapy that may treat cerebral malaria.
Warm temperatures and variation in precipitation rates may increase rates of vector-borne and enteric diseases across the United States.
While specific disease threats have changed over the years, the US mortality rate from infectious diseases has remains the same.
Diagnostic sensitivity and specificity were 100% for the quantitative real-time reverse-transcriptase assay.
A spectrum of new-onset systemic autoimmune joint disorders may develop after Lyme disease diagnosis and antibiotic treatment.
Researchers focus on a potentially unique mosquito-borne virus in Haiti.
KAF156 was tested in adults with uncomplicated P vivax or P falciparum malaria.
And, an antibody that's effective against dengue may also counter Zika.
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