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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.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Aedes aegypti

Survey: Most Americans confused about Zika

About 80% of Americans are aware of Zika, but only 40% understand how the virus is transmitted.

Oct 28, 2016
ESBL bacteria

Health system study finds big jump in C diff, MDR organisms

C difficile was up 222%, and ESBL-positive bacteria increased 322%.

Oct 28, 2016
Hurricane Matthew devestation in Haiti

Worsening cholera in Haiti, Yemen prompts stepped-up response

The WHO announces a vaccine campaign in Haiti and $1 million in funding for Yemen.

Oct 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016
Tom Frieden, CDC

CDC chief: Antibiotic resistance 'scary' threat to modern medicine

Frieden: "Urgent actions can save both lives and money."

Oct 27, 2016
Lab test tubes

Sanofi taps Brazilian researchers to speed Zika vaccine

Also, the CDC reports more cases in pregnant women, travelers, and residents of US territories.

Oct 27, 2016
Nurse wearing scrubs

Study: Dangerous bacteria can end up on nurses' scrubs

The pockets and sleeves of nurses' scrubs showed contamination 10% of the time.

Oct 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016
Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes

Wolbachia efforts ramp up to fight Zika in Brazil, Colombia

Elsewhere, Florida notes 9 new local cases, and the WHO spells out its research agenda.

Oct 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

More Zika-linked GBS cases expected in Puerto Rico

Also, 2 British travelers report contracting Zika in Miami, and Florida reports 2 new local cases.

Oct 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016
Throat exam

Study finds wrong antibiotics often given for common infections

Only half of outpatients get the recommended first-line antibiotic for sore throats, etc.


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