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Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Dec 07, 2017

Dec 07, 2017
Restaurant kitchen drain

UK outbreak probe points to Salmonella reservoir in faulty restaurant drains

A restaurant's faulty drainage system—thought to harbor Salmonella bacteria in biofilms—was the likely source of a long and perplexing outbreak in England, investigators determined.

Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Chest auscultation stethoscope

Study says 4 factors could aid pneumonia diagnosis, cut antibiotics

Fever, crackling in the lungs, high pulse, and low blood oxygen may be predictive.

Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
White chickens

Report: Veterinary antibiotic sales, use in UK falling

Antibiotic use in food-producing animals fell by 27% from 2014 to 2016.

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Surgery

Genomic data may help reveal hidden MRSA outbreaks

The technique could be used to detect outbreaks while they're happening.

Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017

UK report shows progress, areas of concern in fight against AMR

Surveillance report finds rising incidence of E coli bacteremia, declining antibiotic consumption in England.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Candida albicans

Candida auris spreading in UK hospitals

About a quarter of the 200 colonized patients had clinical illness, including 27 with bloodstream infections.

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Jun 05, 2017

Jun 05, 2017
Chicken in truck cage

H5N8 strikes again in South Korea, Europe

South Korea, Belgium, and the United Kingdom all report new H5N8 avian flu outbreaks.

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