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Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The bacterial infection, transmitted by a tiny winged insect from China, has evaded all efforts to contain it, decimating Florida’s citrus industry and forcing scores of growers out of business. In a last-ditch attempt to slow the infection, Mr. Petteway… Read More »

Officials hope to change minds amid 'exquisitely contagious' measles outbreak

“It is exquisitely contagious,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, director of the county health department. “You can be in a room where somebody with measles had left two hours earlier and still get the disease.” Clark County, just across the Columbia River from Portland, is in the middle of a measles outbreak, and Washington’s governor has… Read More »

‘Negligible’ risk of HIV transmission with a suppressed viral load, Canadian public health officials tell prosecutors

The potential for sexual HIV transmission when a person living with HIV adheres to antiretroviral therapy and maintains an undetectable viral load is ‘negligible’, says the Public Health Agency of Canada, in a review conducted for the country’s Department of Justice. Moreover, the risk of transmission is ‘low’ when a person living with HIV is… Read More »