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Will Tuberculosis Be the Next Disease to Be Eliminated in Europe?
Will Tuberculosis Be the Next Disease to Be Eliminated in Europe?
3/20/2019 5:24:23 AM
Acknowledging that TB is a global scourge, global leaders renewed their commitment to end TB by 2030 at a high-level United Nations meeting in 2018, as envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CDC Guidance on Lyme Rash Challenged
CDC Guidance on Lyme Rash Challenged
3/19/2019 9:00:00 AM
Advocates for Lyme disease patients have filed an “information quality request for correction” complaint that challenges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) position on how frequently the bull’s-eye erythema migrans (EM) rash occurs in patients with Lyme disease.
From Safe Sanitation in Peru to Renewable Wastewater Treatment in Oregon
From Safe Sanitation in Peru to Renewable Wastewater Treatment in Oregon
3/19/2019 6:06:31 AM
Did you know that 4.5 billion people around the globe don’t have access to adequate sanitation? Or that 3.4 million people die every year from water-related diseases? This eye-opening number of loss includes approximately 1,300 children per day – something Kristen Jackson, Jacobs wastewater engineer experienced firsthand while working with the Peace Corps in Peru for …
Mammoth Biosciences Secures Exclusive License to Commercialize Novel CRISPR Protein
3/14/2019 3:33:00 PM
Mammoth Biosciences, the company behind the world’s first CRISPR-based disease detection platform, announces the exclusive licensing of a new CRISPR protein, Cas14, from UC Berkeley, for use in all fields.
Honduras: MSF Responds to New Epidemic of Dengue Fever
Honduras: MSF Responds to New Epidemic of Dengue Fever
3/14/2019 7:49:52 AM
Following a prolonged rainy season, Honduras is seeing a sharp increase in cases of dengue fever, with children particularly affected, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Tuesday.  Dengue fever can cause life-threatening complications if left untreated and is particularly risky for children.
Raw Turkey Products the Focus of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections in the U.S. and Canada
Raw Turkey Products the Focus of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections in the U.S. and Canada
3/12/2019 11:34:40 AM
In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated information about an outbreak of multidrug-resistant  Salmonella  infections.
Members of Club in San Diego Warned of Possible Tuberculosis Exposure
Members of Club in San Diego Warned of Possible Tuberculosis Exposure
3/8/2019 3:10:40 PM
Earlier this year, the County of San Diego’s TB Control Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency sent a letter to a popular social club warning its members that they may have been in contact with an individual who had tuberculosis (TB).
California Company Recalls Single-Serve Salad Packages Due to Listeria Concerns
California Company Recalls Single-Serve Salad Packages Due to Listeria Concerns
3/1/2019 11:38:40 AM
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) posted information about a food recall initiated by a company from Guadalupe, California.
Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo risks slowdown
Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo risks slowdown
2/27/2019 12:48:57 PM
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today called on donors to continue funding the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or risk backsliding.
Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
2/26/2019 9:04:57 AM
Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, are becoming less effective.
Sight Diagnostics Named To Fast Company’s Annual List Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019
2/25/2019 1:07:34 PM
On February 20, 2019, Fast Company announced the winners of its prestigious annual list, the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019, which honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world.
Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Raising Awareness of National Cancer Prevention Month
Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Raising Awareness of National Cancer Prevention Month
2/20/2019 1:21:49 PM
National Cancer Prevention Month takes place during the month of February. It is a time to raise awareness of the many ways the public can lower their chances of developing cancer by avoiding exposure to carcinogens, including tobacco smoke.
CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged
CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged
2/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
Advocates for Lyme disease patients are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw its endorsement of single-dose antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of Lyme disease after a tick bite.

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