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Aug 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019
MMR vaccine

US measles cases top 1,200 as UK loses 'measles free' status

With 21 new cases, 2019 US measles totals rise to 1,203 in 30 states.

Aug 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019

Study: Genetic adaptations primed C diff for hospital transmission

Genomic analysis suggests C difficile strains that have spread in hospitals belong to an emerging species.

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
Beef cattle in barn

Investors push restaurant chains to cut antibiotics in meat supply

Seventeen of 20 companies now have publicly available policies.

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.

Jul 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018
Measles baby

Study shows high price tag for measles outbreak response

As lawmakers consider changes to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, report highlights measles outbreak burden on health departments and taxpayers.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

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.

Nov 09, 2016

Nov 09, 2016
Aedes mosquito

Florida split over genetically modified mosquitoes

In related developments, Florida reported seven new locally acquired Zika cases yesterday and today, one of them in a traveler from out of state.

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