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By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Chikungunya, cholera and other diseases in Haiti: An ‘on the ground’ perspective with Haitian Hearts, Dr. John Carroll

The cholera epidemic that began in October 2010 on the Caribbean island of Haiti, several months after the massive earthquake, has accounted for greater than 700,000 cases and 8,500 deaths. The mosquito borne virus, More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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New Use For Antipsychotic Drug Holds Promise for Tuberculosis Cure

The increase in antibiotic resistance is coming at a bad time, as more and more pharmaceutical companies begin downsizing or eliminating their antimicrobial research branches due to lack of profits.  Fearing a More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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USF reports confirmed case of tuberculosis in Tampa campus student

A University of South Florida (USF), Tampa campus student has been confirmed positive for tuberculosis (TB), according to a USF news release today. Public domain image/ TheCustomOfLife The student is undergoing More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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West Virginia: Two cases of TB confirmed in the Huntington area

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department has confirmed two cases of tuberculosis (TB) in patients from the Huntington area, according to a news release Friday. The two patients are currently being treated for the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Idaho State University student diagnosed with TB

Officials at Idaho State University in Pocatello say a student who attended classes during the 2012 fall semester has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, or TB. Image/CDC University officials are working with health More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 13th, 2013
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Florida health officials say Duval County TB outbreak ‘contained’

Duval County mapImage/David Benbennick Preliminary results from the 2012 Tuberculosis (TB) investigation in Duval County were announced Friday by Florida health officials and they say “clear progress’ More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 31st, 2012
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Janssen Therapeutic’s ‘Sirturo’ receives FDA approval for treatment of multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis

This is an anteroposterior (AP) x-ray of a patient’s chest, who was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis. Image/CDC In a follow-up to a Dec. 1 story, Janssen Therapeutics has announced the U.S. More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 9th, 2012
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Johnson & Johnson seeks approval of experimental TB drug bedaquiline

Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced last week it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking accelerated approval for the use of the More...


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