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The findings don't establish a causal relationship but show a possible connection, especially with certain antibiotics and regions of the GI tract.
With 21 new cases, 2019 US measles totals rise to 1,203 in 30 states.
Genomic analysis suggests C difficile strains that have spread in hospitals belong to an emerging species.
Middle East healthcare-related outbreaks are occurring more often but are typically small.
Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.
Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.
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.
Seventeen of 20 companies now have publicly available policies.
Antibiotic prophylaxis in women giving birth with the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction cut infections by nearly half.
The girl was beset with a multidrug-resistant non-TB Mycobacterium infection, and doctors had run out of tools.
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