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Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017

News Scan for Nov 28, 2017

Scarlet fever resurgence
Plague outbreak contained
MERS cases
Yemen diphtheria supplies
Shoddy medical products
Malaria drug application

Nov 02, 2017

Nov 02, 2017

News Scan for Nov 02, 2017

Plague in Madagascar
New Saudi MERS case
UK flu vaccine protection
IDSA against CHAMPION Act

Apr 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016

News Scan for Apr 22, 2016

Pet-related MCR-1 spread
Salmonella outbreak over
US measles death
Plague in cats
Malaria and transfusions

Sep 25, 2015

Sep 25, 2015

News Scan for Sep 25, 2015

US biosurveillance assessment
Plague case in New Mexico
MRSA and antibiotic stewardship

Apr 21, 2005

Apr 21, 2005

US, UK, Canada to jointly test plague vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced plans to collaborate with the defense departments of Canada and the United Kingdom to develop a vaccine for plague, which would fill an empty slot in the nation's current vaccine arsenal.

Oct 09, 2001

Oct 09, 2001

Plague genome suggests organism evolved from gut to blood pathogen

Oct 10, 2001 (CIDRAP News) – Genetic mapping of Yersinia pestis, the agent that causes plague, indicates that the organism used numerous genes collected from other bacteria and viruses to change from a relatively innocuous enteric pathogen into a lethal bloodborne pathogen, according to a report in the Oct 4 issue of Nature.

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