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May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019
Bactrian camel and handler

Six new Saudi MERS cases as study shows virus infecting Bactrian camels

The Bactrian camels had similar infection and shedding patterns as dromedaries.

May 28, 2019
measles torso

US measles total climbs by 60 to reach 940 cases

In global developments, European officials warn of a growing gap in vaccine coverage, and the WHO certifies measles and rubella elimination in Bahrain, Oman, and Iran.

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019
Ebola temperature taking

Threats to health workers roil Ebola response amid new cases

The outbreak total grew by 11 cases today, reaching a total of 1,888 infections.

May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019
Ebola warning sign in DR Congo

UN names new 'Ebola czar' for growing DRC outbreak

"An enhanced UN-wide response is required. . . . We have no time to lose," says David Gressly.

May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019
Donning Ebola personal protective equipment

Ebola responders on edge as virus sickens 19 more

The 19 new infections raise the outbreak total to 1,866 cases amid continued threats.

May 22, 2019
Medical consult in hallway

Experts identify steps to improve hospital stewardship programs

Two strategies—handshake stewardship and diagnostic stewardship—rose to the top.

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
Beef cattle in barn

Investors push restaurant chains to cut antibiotics in meat supply

Seventeen of 20 companies now have publicly available policies.

May 21, 2019
Beni Ebola facility

Third burial team attacked in DRC; Ebola infects another health worker

In another development, arson threats at Masereka health facilities impeded infection prevention steps.

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
Ebola burial team with protective equipment

DRC Ebola cases top 1,800 amid burial team attacks

"One of the world's most dangerous viruses in one of the world's most dangerous areas," WHO director-general says.

May 20, 2019
Boy with measles

CDC: 41 new measles cases in US, 880 total

The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.

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