A 20-year effort to control the spread of onchocerciasis, or river blindness, in African communities is threatened by the development of drug resistance in the parasite that causes the disease.
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Disease and Condition
With the recent identification of ticks carrying Lyme disease in the Edmonton area, Albertans advised that there is a possibility the ticks that carry Lyme disease are now established in Alberta and to take precautions to avoid tick bites.
A research team that discovered a link between foie gras prepared from goose or duck liver and the type of amyloid found in rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis.
Researchers are combining basic science with hospital-based infection control efforts to develop electronic methods of monitoring diseases contracted by patients and applying those findings to more targeted infection prevention.
St. Louis researchers have identified common DNA variations that underlie susceptibility to fever after smallpox vaccination.
Frederick Health Department has increased its capacity to administer hepatitis B and combined hepatitis A and B vaccine to adults who are most at risk for exposure to the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Recent federal isolation of a U.S. citizen by The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has draw attention to a disease which is responsible for over 2 million deaths a year, worldwide.
Illinois public health director is warning the public about handling birds, such as baby chicks and ducks, and the risk of disease.
Fulton County advises residents with chronic breathing conditions to take precautions to avoid worsening health problems related to the smoky air quality caused by the current wildfires in South Georgia.
A recuperating Yavapai County resident is confirmed as one of four people in Arizona who have been recently diagnosed with illness due to E. coli 0157:H7 from eating contaminated ground beef.
Last year Snohomish County yielded two birds of the 13 found statewide that were positive for West Nile virus, indicating the potential for human disease via mosquito bite.
Mississippi Department of Health reports the first death of 2007 related to complications from West Nile Virus infection.
HIV/AIDS is an important concern of US voters, and some candidates have raised the issue in debates and on the campaign trail.
Rowan and Cabarrus counties are investigating an outbreak of the intestinal infection E. coli O157:H7.
Solano County Public Health has confirmed an individual associated with Vallejo High School has active contagious tuberculosis.
Alaska Department of Health announced that an increase in federal funding will make it possible for all Alaska girls ages 9 through 18 to receive Gardasil, the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, at no cost.
Pennsylvania state officials reported that the first mosquito sample of the 2007 season to have tested positive for the West Nile Virus has been found in Blair Township, Blair County.
From October 2007 through January 2008, the Hawai`i State Department of Health will offer free seasonal flu vaccine to all Hawai`i schoolchildren ages five to 13 at school, during the school day.
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