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Latest Infectious Disease News

4 Questions Patients Are Asking About the Zika Virus

The general population, in particular pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy, is becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of the Zika virus spreading northward into the United States. Many […]

2017 to 2018 Saw Increases in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis

During 2017 to 2018, there were increases in the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to a report published online Oct. 8 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

North Carolina Legionnaires’ Case Count Climbs to 79

The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease linked to a North Carolina state fair now stands at 79, including 55 people hospitalized and one death.

HIV Infection May Raise Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

HIV infection is independently associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 17 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals

The eventual elimination of chemical testing on mammals was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.