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Mar 07, 2012

Mar 07, 2012

Maryland tests confirm flu, bacterial co-infections in family case cluster

(CIDRAP News) – Lab tests conducted by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MDHMH) have revealed that two patients in a family cluster of four severe respiratory disease cases had the seasonal H3 influenza strain, complicated by bacterial co-infections, the department announced today.

Nov 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

ECDC warns of rising antibiotic-resistance threat

(CIDRAP News) – New surveillance data in Europe show a steep rise in the percentage of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia, a drug-resistant issue seen as a growing threat in the United States as well.

Nov 07, 2011

Nov 07, 2011

Risk factors in kids who died of 2009 H1N1 included MRSA

(CIDRAP News) – A study billed as the largest to date of children who were critically ill with 2009 H1N1 influenza infections shows that neurologic conditions, immune problems, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) coinfections increased their risk of dying.

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