A total of 206 cases of Cyclospora infections have been reported to the CDC as of August 2, 2017 among individuals who became ill on or after May 1, 2017.
Emverm (mebendazole; Impax) chewable tablets are available for the treatment of pinworm, whipworm, common roundworm, common hookworm, and American hookworm in single or mixed infections. It is indicated for use in both adults and children
Impax announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Emverm (mebendazole) chewable tablets.
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to researchers for their discoveries concerning novel therapies against infections caused by roundworm parasites and malaria.
New policy guidelines issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are calling for U.S. universities to carefully monitor their life sciences research on dangerous pathogens and toxins for both benefits and risks.
The tick Amblyomma americanum has been identified as the vector of the heartland virus (HRTV), the first pathogenic Phlebovirus (Family: Bunyaviridae).
There were about 20,000 cases of foodborne infection in 2012, with the highest incidence among young children and the greatest proportion of hospitalizations and deaths among the elderly.
Adults and children with intraparenchymal neurocysticercosis, a tapeworm infection causing seizures most commonly in developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, should be treated with albendazole plus either dexamethasone or prednisolone.
Although rates of galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal) immunoglobulin (Ig)E sensitization are higher in areas where the lone star tick is known to exist, alpha-gal sensitization is also seen in regions without the lone star tick.