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Dec 13, 2019

Dec 13, 2019
Medical record-keeping in mobile clinic

Weekly Ebola cases spike, involve 3 transmission chains

One of the chains involves a patient who has a 2nd Ebola illness, the WHO says.

Dec 13, 2019
Sick little girl

Flu now widespread in nearly half of states

Influenza B is still predominant, but H1N1 levels are rising; also, the CDC reports 4 new deaths in kids.

Dec 13, 2019
Romaine lettuce

FDA identifies common grower in romaine E coli outbreaks

The grower, in the Salinas, California, growing region, has been linked to 3 separate outbreaks.

Dec 12, 2019

Dec 12, 2019
Patient and physician in doctor's office

Improper outpatient antibiotic prescribing found rife

Study finds that more than 40% of prescriptions were inappropriate.

Dec 12, 2019
Senior flu vaccination

Study confirms better immune response for flu vaccines aimed at seniors

The study was a head-to-head look at 3 vaccines targeted to seniors against the standard vaccine.

Dec 11, 2019

Dec 11, 2019
Pigs in pen

FDA details rising sales of antibiotics for meat production

Sales of medically important antibiotics for food animals rose 9% from 2017 to 2018.

Dec 11, 2019
Ebola response efforts DR Congo

DRC records 10 new Ebola cases as WHO fights resurgence

Two weeks ago a top WHO official predicted just such a surge; cases have now reached 3,340.

Dec 10, 2019

Dec 10, 2019
Ebola child

Ebola total climbs by 6 more cases

In other developments, humanitarian group World Vision releases reports on interviews with people, including many children, from hardest-hit areas.

Dec 10, 2019
Child with TB and doctor

Reports: Tuberculosis R&D funding still falling short

Global funding has reached an all-time high but falls far short of what's needed to eliminate TB.

Dec 10, 2019
Fresh Express salad kit

Salad kits linked to new E coli outbreak in US, Canada

Fresh Express salads are linked to a 3-state, 8-case outbreak in the US and 16 cases in Canada.

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