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  • Ohio: Knox County girl contracts La Crosse virus, a mosquito-borne infection August 21, 2019
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in Knox County, Ohio are reporting a seven-year-old Mount Vernon child has been diagnosed with La Crosse virus, a rare and dangerous illness that is transmitted through the bite from an infected mosquito. It is not known where the Mount Vernon child acquired the virus; the family recently spent time camping […]
  • Plague risk prompts cancellation of overnight camping for Phish Labor Day concerts in Colorado August 21, 2019
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The jam band, Phish, announced yesterday that due to an ongoing issue with plague in prairie dog colonies reported at the the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge this summer, they will be cancelling overnight camping for the Labor Day concerts and restrict all parking to asphalt lots, out of a abundance of […]
  • Nashville reports 7 additional hepatitis A cases as outbreak total rises to 226 August 21, 2019
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Metro Public Health Department (MPHD) in Nashville, TN report the hepatitis A outbreak increased by seven cases in the past month, bringing the total to 226 confirmed cases since December 2017. Work continues to reach three at-risk groups at greatest risk of exposure to hepatitis A, which includes people who […]
  • Zika Vaccine: FDA grants Fast Track designation for Moderna’s mRNA-1893 August 21, 2019
    Moderna, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for its investigational Zika vaccine (mRNA-1893) currently being evaluated in a Phase 1 study for the […]

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