Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China lab leak infects thousands with bacterial disease

Thousands of people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease after a leak from a state-owned biopharmaceutical plant making animal vaccines last year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA emergency approval on hold for blood plasma to treat COVID-19

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency approval of blood plasma as a COVID-19 treatment was put on hold last week after senior federal health officials said data supporting the therapy were too weak.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin

China and the World Health Organization are discussing plans to trace the origin of the coronavirus outbreak following a visit to the country by two experts from the U.N. agency, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Medications

New head lice treatment approved for use in USA

A new prescription head lice treatment, developed by University of Melbourne Associate Professor Vern Bowles, has been given Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, allowing it to be sold in the U.S..

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keep Eid al-Adha meat safe from COVID-19

Health authorities are urging safe food handling and slaughter during Eid al-Adha, as livestock sales and meat donations have been encouraged to move online to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at markets.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK pet cat tests positive for COVID-19

A pet cat has become the first UK animal to be infected with coronavirus, health officials said Monday, insisting there was "no evidence" it could pass on the disease.

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