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The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.
Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.
Case numbers increased in US territories, as did travel-linked ones on the mainland, and little changed last week at the global level.
More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week.
The vaccine was 100% effective in those who received it soon after possible exposure, setting the scene for it quickly to become a useful response tool.
Guinea's trial involves ring vaccination, a strategy used to used to stamp out smallpox in the 1970s.
With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.
Several early vaccine trials are under way, and another American is airlifted home.
Ban Ki-moon and other world leaders urged nations to continue aid for West Africa's Ebola outbreak region.
The WHO released new burial protocols and repeated its stance against travel bans.
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