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May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

News Scan for May 30, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Big chikungunya jump
France ends avian flu pause
Flu vaccine in pregnancy

Mar 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017

News Scan for Mar 13, 2017

MERS hospital outbreak
Yellow fever in Rio
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids
New chikungunya cases
MDRO screening, isolation

Mar 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

News Scan for Mar 16, 2016

H7N9, other novel flu cases in China
French H5N9 outbreak
PCV13 effectiveness in kids

Feb 17, 2014

Feb 17, 2014
Infant vaccination

Studies yield varied findings on pneumococcal vaccines

The 13-valent vaccine for young kids was shown more effective than the 23-valent version for older adults.

Mar 31, 2011

Mar 31, 2011

Electronic faucets in hospitals may raise infection risks

(CIDRAP News) – Electronic, non-touch faucets are being used in many healthcare facilities to save water and improve hand hygiene, but the faucets may actually increase the risk of infections for some patients, according to research findings released by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) today.

Aug 28, 2009

Aug 28, 2009

WHO cites severe H1N1 cases as southern outbreaks wane

(CIDRAP News) – Novel H1N1 influenza outbreaks are starting to wane in the southern hemisphere, and while most cases are still mild, clinicians are reporting some severe cases of viral pneumonia in young, previously healthy people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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