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Nov 20, 2012

Nov 20, 2012

Sequencing supports novel coronavirus's tie to bat strains

(CIDRAP News) – Complete genetic sequencing of a novel coronavrius isolated from a Saudi Arabian man who died in June supports earlier findings that the virus is most closely related to coronaviruses found in bats, according to a report published today in mBio.

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

E coli linked to fresh greens sickens 28 in five states

(CIDRAP News) – Federal and state health officials are investigating an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to mixed salad greens that has sickened at least 28 people in five East Coast states, most of them in New York.

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

FAO sees signs of decline in H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The number of reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and wild birds has decreased since mid 2011 and was down sharply in the second quarter of this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a quarterly update on the ongoing situation.

Nov 16, 2012

Nov 16, 2012

Europe reports continued rise in antibiotic resistance

(CIDRAP News) – European health officials are seeing a continued rise in multiple antibiotic resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli, a pattern they say is likely fueled by misuse of the drugs, according to new data.

Nov 16, 2012

Nov 16, 2012

Flu still stuck in low gear in US, Europe

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity showed almost no sign of picking up steam in the United States last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Nov 15, 2012

Nov 15, 2012

Senate committee raises more meningitis outbreak questions

(CIDRAP News) – A Senate committee hearing today on the fungal meningitis outbreak covered some of the same ground as yesterday's House hearing but aired the views of compounding pharmacy industry groups and provided a strong example for strengthening the nation's public health infrastructure.

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