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The shorter, simpler regimen with the new drug is poised to improve treatment against a difficult disease and to lower costs.
Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.
Short-course therapy led to a favorable outcome in 79% of patients, compared with 80% in long-course patients.
The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.
"Our results justify consideration for revised recommendations from WHO and wider use of bedaquiline," the authors write.
DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.
A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.
It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.
The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.
Bulgaria and South Africa report outbreaks, and the USDA approves the first poultry DNA vaccine.
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