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Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
Aedes aegypti closeup

Study profiles local Zika threat to California; first live attenuated vaccine trial begins

In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

Aug 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018
IV therapy

DRC Ebola cases surpass earlier outbreak total, virus infects 4 more health workers

The WHO's director-general today warned that 'red zones' in conflict areas could be hiding places for Ebola.

Aug 10, 2018

Aug 10, 2018

New Iowa State AMR center to focus on One Health research

The Institute for AMR Research and Education aims to tackle some of the big questions about antibiotic use in animal agriculture.

Aug 08, 2018

Aug 08, 2018
HPV vaccination

Study: Catch-up HPV vaccination effective until age 20

The results confirm, however, that the vaccine is most effective when given at younger ages.

Aug 07, 2018

Aug 07, 2018
Mom holding baby

1 in 7 kids exposed to Zika in utero suffers defects, delays

Also, the CDC says to wait 3 months before trying to conceive rather than 6 after possible Zika exposure.

Jul 31, 2018

Jul 31, 2018
Farmer feeding cows

FDA previews veterinary stewardship plan

The new plan is expected to address duration limits aimed at curtailing continuous subtherapeutic dosing, thought to fuel rising resistance.

Jul 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018
Measles baby

Study shows high price tag for measles outbreak response

As lawmakers consider changes to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, report highlights measles outbreak burden on health departments and taxpayers.

Jul 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018
Doctor consulting older patient

Medicare data show modest drop in improper prescribing

The number of outpatient antibiotic claims fell 0.2% from 2011 through 2015.

Jul 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018
Blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis

Increase in tick-borne diseases likely, US experts say

As a commentary sounds the alarm, Lyme-carrying ticks spread into a new area in Tennessee.

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