Conjunctivitis outbreaks reported in five countries in the Americas

In a follow-up on a report of a “pink eye” outbreak in the Dominican Republic, conjunctivitis outbreaks have been documented in five countries and territories of the Americas. According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in addition to the Dominican Republic, outbreaks are reported in the Bahamas, Brazil, Guadeloupe, and Martinique. The Dominican Republic […] The post Conjunctivitis outbreaks reported in five countries in the Americas appeared first on…

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Candida tropicalis exacerbates symptoms of Crohn’s disease: Study

A microscopic fungus called Candida tropicalis triggered gut inflammation and exacerbated symptoms of Crohn’s disease, in a recent study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Luca Di Martino, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Digestive Health Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the lead author of the […] The post Candida tropicalis exacerbates symptoms of Crohn’s disease: Study appeared first on Outbreak…

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Measles in Italy nears 3,000 cases, Compulsory vaccinations law challenged

About a month after the Italian government made childhood vaccines compulsory for the country’s schools, some regions in the country’s north are challenging the decree, according to a Local.it report. The regional government in Veneto said on Tuesday that its lawyers were preparing to challenge the decree in Italy’s Constitutional Court, and that the legal challenge would […] The post Measles in Italy nears 3,000 cases, Compulsory vaccinations law challenged appeared first…

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Eczema: Single-gene mutations identified that lead to skin condition

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic skin disease. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other institutions discovered the mutations in four unrelated families with severe atopic dermatitis and studied the […] The post Eczema: Single-gene mutations identified that lead to skin condition appeared first on…

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Indiana report first human West Nile virus cases

The Indiana State Department of Health (IDSH) reported the first human West Nile virus (WNV) cases of 2017, prompting calls to protect yourself from mosquito bites. As of June 14, two human cases of West Nile virus have been documented in Hamilton and Lake counties, and mosquitoes in Morgan and Tippecanoe counties have tested positive […] The post Indiana report first human West Nile virus cases appeared first on Outbreak…

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France reports 6-times the measles compared to 2016, Health minister wants compulsory vaccines

The number of measles cases reported in France during the first five months of 2017 is 295, according to Sante publique France (computer translated). This is six-times the number of cases reported during the same period in 2016 (47). Measles has circulated widely in the general population in metropolitan France this year with 40 percent of […] The post France reports 6-times the measles compared to 2016, Health minister wants compulsory…

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