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Mar 14, 2019

Mar 14, 2019
Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

Trial data support shorter drug-resistant TB regimen

Short-course therapy led to a favorable outcome in 79% of patients, compared with 80% in long-course patients.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
Pneumonia xray

Omadacycline trials show efficacy for pneumonia, skin infections

The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.

Jul 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018
Tuberculosis in lungs

South African TB study finds lower death rate with bedaquiline

"Our results justify consideration for revised recommendations from WHO and wider use of bedaquiline," the authors write.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Mute swan in flight

UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018
Mideast map

Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Genetic research petri dish

H5N6 avian flu reassortant found in recent Korean outbreak

The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.

Nov 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017
Chicken

New avian flu outbreaks noted as USDA OK's DNA poultry vaccine

Bulgaria and South Africa report outbreaks, and the USDA approves the first poultry DNA vaccine.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Sep 01, 2017

Sep 01, 2017
Ostrich farm

Avian flu strikes poultry, wild birds in 3 nations

South Africa and Italy report more H5N8 outbreaks, and Taiwan confirms new H5N2 events.

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