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Jun 13, 2012

Jun 13, 2012

NIH announces mapping of human bacterial population

(CIDRAP News) – The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the first major results of a 5-year project to identify and analyze all the bacterial species carried by healthy humans, revealing, among other things, that nearly all healthy people routinely harbor pathogens.

Jun 12, 2012

Jun 12, 2012

Pertussis surge continues in several states

Jun 11, 2012

Jun 11, 2012

Studies: Antiviral prescribing reflects CDC guidance, flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – Clinicians are heeding antiviral prescribing guidance changes made over the past decade because of antiviral resistance and a greater focus on protecting high-risk patients, particularly during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, researchers reported today.

Jun 08, 2012

Jun 08, 2012

CDC: No widespread problem tied to vaccine storage errors

(CIDRAP News) – Some children covered by the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may have received less potent vaccines because of improper storage temperatures, but the problem is probably not widespread, the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) said yesterday in response to a report from a federal auditor.

Jun 07, 2012


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