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In other outbreak developments, insecurity flared again in Beni with suspected ADF attacks and resulting community protests.
Genomic analysis suggests C difficile strains that have spread in hospitals belong to an emerging species.
Officials hope the promising treatment findings encourage more patients to seek lifesaving treatment.
In US developments, the CDC reported 10 more cases in its regular update, and New York reported a new outbreak in an Mennonite community.
In other developments, an Ebola expert warned that the virus could become endemic in the outbreak region and researchers said an already approved drug might be a useful treatment.
The report shows a substantial drop in the use of nearly all medically important antibiotics from 2013 to 2017.
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