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Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Goma DRC

Ebola spread to Goma triggers new emergency talks, cases top 2,500

Also, a high-level meeting was held in Geneva today to assess the latest developments and build donor support.

Jul 15, 2019

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

Jul 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
DRC Ebola vaccine

DRC to stick with just 1 vaccine in Ebola outbreak

Merck's rVSV-ZEBOV is the only vaccine that will be used during the ever-growing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Ebola health worker

Three more health workers infected in Ebola outbreak

The new cases raise the number of infected healthcare workers to 132, 68% of whom are nurses.

Jul 11, 2019
Examining coughing senior

CRP testing shown to cut antibiotic use in COPD

Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Ebola Makona virus

CDC's adapted Ebola virus works in trials, as pressure for funds grows

CDC reverse-engineers the virus for important trials of interventions.

Jul 10, 2019
Knee reflex in a child at doctor's office

CDC wants clinicians' help to solve acute flaccid myelitis riddle

The agency says prompt reporting is key to help figure out the cause of the mysterious limb-weakening condition.

Jul 10, 2019
Coins and antibiotics

UK to test new payment model for antibiotics

The idea is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage development of new antibiotics.

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Drugs on pharmacy shelf

WHO adds new antibiotics to essential medicines list

Ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, and plazomicin were added as "reserve" antibiotics.

Jul 09, 2019
Influenza viruses

Study says baloxavir fights all 4 flu types, many animal flu viruses

The drug was active against flu A, B, C, and D, as well as avian and swine strains.

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