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Oct 31, 2016

Oct 31, 2016
Lab mice

Animal study hints at Zika fertility problems in men

Study shows infection can result in shrunken testicles and low testosterone.

Sep 14, 2016

Sep 14, 2016
MRSA

Report on drug resistance in Canada shows some declines

The report shows antimicrobial resistance mostly stable, with some declines and some worries.

Aug 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016
Cyclospora oocyst

Cyclospora cases reported in Texas, Canada

In another development, UK health officials warned travelers about an uptick in cases linked to Mexico, particularly the Riviera Maya coast.

Aug 02, 2016

Aug 02, 2016
Holstein cattle

Latest MCR-1 findings include highly resistant isolate

One isolate was also resistant to beta-lactams, fluoroquinolones, and florfenicol.

Jul 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016
Caged chicken

Three states report low-path H5 at live-bird markets

Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey reported outbreaks, which a USDA spokesperson said are not uncommon at live markets.

Jul 08, 2016

Jul 08, 2016
Duck farm

Low-path H5 avian flu strikes Canadian duck farm

Also, a study finds West Africa outbreaks caused by a different H5N1 clade than previously found there.

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
Zika sample

HHS supports blood sampling to foster new Zika tests

Case numbers increased in US territories, as did travel-linked ones on the mainland, and little changed last week at the global level.

Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016
Couple in bed

Canada reports its first sexually transmitted Zika case

Also, researchers report that the virus was circulating in Haiti in late 2014.

Apr 07, 2016

Apr 07, 2016
Aedes larvae

Groups unveil new traps for Zika mosquitoes

Two groups unveil traps to help control the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that spread Zika.

Apr 05, 2016

Apr 05, 2016
Flu shot

Study: Prior-year vaccination cut flu vaccine effects in 2014-15

Those vaccinated 3 years in a row appeared to fare the worst in 2014-15 against H3N2 flu, but experts say it's still beneficial to get a flu shot each year.

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