Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Buzz off: breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes

A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published on Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades

Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

If you get COVID-19, how long can you expect to be sick?

There are more than 11,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., and nearly 300 in Georgia. That state number has been increasing by about 20% each day, which means the likelihood of being infected rises.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury

The placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, according to pathological exams completed directly following birth, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First 13 cases of deadly fungal infection emerge in US

Thirteen cases of a sometimes deadly and often drug-resistant fungal infection, Candida auris, have been reported in the United States for the first time, health officials said Friday.

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