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The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.
Steps include added lab capacity, a sequencing database, and boosts for drug development.
The test checks patient specimens for the presence of 5 different genetic markers.
Two studies show the potential of genetics to quickly tell bacterial from viral infections in feverish infants.
The test could reduce the likelihood of antibiotic-pathogen mismatch by almost 67%.
Meta-analysis shows a 21% higher antibiotic prescribing rate in patients who tested negative for malaria.
Though results are mixed, point-of-care testing could reduce antibiotic use.
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