Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Onpattro (patisiran) infusion for the treatment of peripheral nerve disease (polyneuropathy) caused by hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR) in adult patients. This is the first FDA-approved treatment for patients with polyneuropathy caused by hATTR, a rare, debilitating and often fatal genetic disease characterized by the buildup of abnormal amyloid protein in peripheral nerves, the heart and other organs. It is also the first FDA approval of a new class of drugs called small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) treatment.

San Diego, California - Heroes of all ages laced up and ran or walked in the fifth annual Live Well San Diego 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run today at the Waterfront Park.

San Diego, California - A recent report by the California State Auditor focusing on County of San Diego Public Health Nursing programs concluded that the County appropriately used its surge plan to address the regional outbreak of hepatitis A, and that its public health nurses are effectively meeting the health needs of children and families they serve.

Washington, DC - A CDC investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks has been posted:

Santee, California - West Nile virus made its first appearance of the summer in San Diego County this week when a batch of mosquitoes caught in routine trapping in Santee tested positive for the virus.

San Diego, California - The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is working with University of San Diego officials to notify people who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis at the school. The period of exposure was from March 28 to June 20.

National City, California - Residents at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Renaissance Treatment Center in National City during a specific time period may have been exposed to hepatitis A, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported Friday.