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Jul 26, 2017

Jul 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 26, 2017

New antibiotics class
Triple-drug combo for MCR-1 & NDM-5
US MRSA trends

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016

News Scan for Aug 11, 2016

Experimental MERS drug
Nigerian polio cases
More avian flu in France
New TB guidelines
Plague in Zambia

Jun 09, 2016

Jun 09, 2016

News Scan for Jun 09, 2016

Ebola-free status (again)
Saudi MERS case
Modern and ancient plague
Cutaneous anthrax in China

May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

News Scan for May 11, 2015

Avian flu in Burkina, Turkey, Taiwan
Drug-resistant typhoid
More chikungunya
Plague drug approved
Washington state E coli
Measles in France

Dec 29, 2010

Dec 29, 2010

Uganda plans vaccination push to stop yellow fever

(CIDRAP News) – Uganda is planning to vaccinate about 2.5 million people in its northern regions against yellow fever, following the recent confirmation that the disease is the cause of a 2-month-old outbreak that has killed more than 40 people, according to press reports.

Sep 15, 2004

Sep 15, 2004

Plague organism shed genes as it grew more lethal

(CIDRAP News) – The bacterium that causes plague, Yersinia pestis, may have acquired its lethal traits by shedding genes found in a closely related bacterium that is less dangerous, according to a recent study.

Nov 07, 2002

Nov 07, 2002

CIA believes four nations have secret smallpox virus stocks, report says

(CIDRAP News) – The CIA has good evidence that four nations—Iraq, North Korea, Russia, and France—have secret stores of smallpox virus, according to a Washington Post report based on comments from officials speaking anonymously.

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