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With spring just a few weeks away, you’d think flu activity would begin dwindling. But from the looks of it, flu season will continue well int…
SEATTLE (AP) — Monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS in two large international tests…
Even as the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma begin to recede, significant but less obvious health threats remain. The standing water the storms have left behind will almost certainly cause an explosion of the mosquito population.
WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. — A state health assessment released earlier this year by the Kentucky Department for Public Health shows that Kentucky has had the highest rate of new hepatitis C infections in the country over the past several years.
A South African child, believed to have been infected with HIV around the time of birth, has remained free of the virus for 8 1/2 years after early treatment - renewing hope among scientists that such outliers may hold clues to help end the decades-old epidemic.
We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park benches. We pass these tiny organisms to each other when we share a handshake or a seat on the plane.
ATLANTA – The tomato may be a mainstay at summer cookouts, but some Georgia growers have been less eager to welcome the beloved produce to their fields.
Mother Nature may not be playing by the book this year when it comes to traditional winter weather, but Americans nationwide still stand the risk of catching the flu virus — no matter the temperature.
No one wants to catch the flu, and the best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But producing an effective annual flu shot relies on accurately predicting which flu strains are most likely to infect the population in any given season. It requires the coordination of multiple health centers around the globe as the virus travels from region to region. Once epidemiologists settle on target flu strains, vaccine production shifts into high gear; it takes approximately six months to generate the more than 150 million injectible doses necessary for the American population.