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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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Patient Develops Acquired Hemophilia After Treatment With Levofloxacin

Patient Develops Acquired Hemophilia After Treatment With Levofloxacin

A recent report published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice describes the case of a 75-year-old female patient who developed acquired hemophilia following levofloxacin administration.

CDC: Greater Awareness of Valley Fever Needed Nationally

CDC: Greater Awareness of Valley Fever Needed Nationally

Greater nationwide awareness of the fungal infection Valley fever is needed.

FDA: Vibrio parahaemolyticus Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat From Venezuela

FDA: Vibrio parahaemolyticus Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat From Venezuela

There have been 12 reported cases of people in the United States becoming sick after eating fresh crab meat from Venezuela.

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

Clinicians Warn That Zika Virus May Still Be an Area of Concern for Travelers

Infectious disease experts from Emory University School of Medicine recommend that patients contemplating travel to Zika-affected areas consult with their care providers regarding travel plans and potential Zika virus testing.

High Rates of Salmonella Contamination Identified in Kratom

High Rates of Salmonella Contamination Identified in Kratom

High rates of Salmonella contamination have been identified in kratom products collected and tested since February 2018.

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.

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