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Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019
Pandemic preparedness personal protective equipment

Experts detail global pandemic readiness gaps, offer steps

They say the world is not prepared for a pandemic.

Sep 18, 2019
Ebola troops

Violence, 15 new Ebola cases reported in DRC outbreak

The death rate stands at 67%, with 56% of cases involving women and 29% in children.

Sep 18, 2019
Doctor with packs of pills

Use of high-risk antibiotics tied to more C diff infections

The risk was linked to 4 antibiotic classes: cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, carbapenems, and lincosamides.

Sep 17, 2019

Sep 17, 2019
Ebola vaccination in DR Congo

WHO: Too early to say if drop in Ebola rate is significant

Only 1 new case was confirmed today, raising the outbreak total to 3,130, with 2,096 deaths.

Sep 17, 2019
Bottlenose dolphin

Rising levels of antibiotic resistance noted in dolphins

Many of the findings parallel increases detected recently in hospital settings.

Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

Sep 16, 2019
HPV vaccine

Studies say HPV vaccine refusal, misinformation common

More than three fourths of adults don't know that HPV can cause anal, oral, and penile cancers, a new study finds.

Sep 13, 2019

Sep 13, 2019
Ebola personal protective equipment

WHO urges caution amid Ebola decline in DRC

As if to illustrate the point, cases surged by 14 today, lifting the outbreak total to 3,113 infections.

Sep 12, 2019

Sep 12, 2019
Research technician

UK health officials launch new infectious disease strategy

The plan focuses on 10 strategic priorities, including combating antimicrobial resistance.

Sep 11, 2019

Sep 11, 2019
Sore throat exam

UK researchers detail new Strep A strain behind rise in scarlet fever

Incidence of the strain increased from 5% of northwest London isolates in 2014 to 33% in 2016.

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