Diseases

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

Published 14/11/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States. [more…]

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu

Bulgaria reports two more outbreaks of virulent bird flu

Published 05/11/2017

A virulent bird flu virus has spread to two more regions in Bulgaria prompting veterinary authorities to announce a cull of nearly 8,000 ducks, the Balkan country's food safety agency said on Sunday. [more…]

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off

Published 26/10/2017

Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday. [more…]

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

Published 22/10/2017

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at his appointment. [more…]

Trial data suggest new typhoid shot could halve infection rate

Trial data suggest new typhoid shot could halve infection rate

Published 28/09/2017

A new typhoid vaccine developed by privately-held Bharat Biotech proved safe and highly immunogenic in a study and could be used to prevent millions of infections if it succeeds in final-stage clinical trials, researchers said on Friday. [more…]

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO

Published 10/09/2017

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. [more…]

Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans

Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans

Published 25/08/2017

The Philippines started monitoring suspected bird flu cases in humans on Friday after 34 farm workers in two towns north of the capital Manila developed flu-like symptoms after direct exposure to infected fowl. [more…]

Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu

Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu

Published 20/08/2017

The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila. [more…]

Mexico suspends Colombian dairy imports due to foot and mouth disease

Mexico suspends Colombian dairy imports due to foot and mouth disease

Published 14/07/2017

Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA said on Friday it has suspended all dairy imports from Colombia after new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease were detected in the Andean country.

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China program to vaccinate poultry against bird flu will be nationwide

Published 12/07/2017

China's program to vaccinate poultry against the H7N9 strain of bird flu will be carried out nationwide from this autumn, the country's agriculture ministry said on Monday.

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