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Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
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WHO decision on nCoV emergency delayed as cases spike

The emergency committee holds off on declaring a public health emergency of international concern.

Jan 22, 2020
Pills and coins on a scale

WHO calls antibiotic pipeline insufficient

In 2 reports, the WHO said most antibiotics in development offer little benefit over existing ones, and too few are truly innovative.

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

Study: Preventive antibiotics after assisted birth could reduce maternal infections

Antibiotic prophylaxis in women giving birth with the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction cut infections by nearly half.

Oct 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018
ebola vaccine

Ebola total hits 276 as lasting effect noted for 3 vaccines

Immune response lasted 2.5 years for the vaccines, the longest yet in ongoing studies of Ebola immunization.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015
Soap and chlorine

Ebola expands in Guinea, shrinks in Sierra Leone

Ebola cropped up again in two of Guinea's districts that hadn't reported cases in about 50 days.

Mar 30, 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Ebola hand washing

Abstinence, other steps for Ebola nations as cases top 25,000

Liberian officials urged longer sexual abstinence for survivors, and extra response measures are under way in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Mar 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015
Community engagement in Guinea

Guinea's Ebola cases rise sharply, as cases ebb elsewhere

Though patterns look promising in Sierra Leone and Liberia, cases spiked in Guinea.

Mar 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015
Vials and syringe

Emergent announces human trial for boosted Ebola vaccine

Other Ebola developments include the departure of Cuba's team from Liberia, new information on evacuee contact monitoring, and outbreak case totals.

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