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Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Dengue vaccination

Philippines, scientists grapple with Dengvaxia fallout

Data show that about 4 of 1,000 seronegative patients vaccinated could develop ADE, a serious side effect.

Dec 14, 2017
Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

Dec 14, 2017
Elderly hand in hospital bed

New estimate shows higher global rate of deaths from flu

About 291,000 to 646,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year, experts estimate.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
Latino grandfather and baby

Study bolsters Zika-microcephaly link, rules out others

No link was found between microcephaly and a key insecticide—or vaccines.

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 13, 2017
Doctor consult with laptop

New FDA website aids in antimicrobial breakpoint updates

The site contains data on interpretive criteria for antimicrobial susceptibility tests.

Dec 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017
Chickens laying eggs

Europe's Salmonella decline stalls with increased egg contamination

Campylobacter and serious Listeria cases also rose.

Dec 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017
Ducks and lone chicken

H5N6 avian flu reassortant confirmed in Dutch outbreak

Also, Cambodia reports an H5N1 outbreak in poultry, its first in nearly a year.

Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
Cattle herd

FDA report shows declines in animal antibiotic sales

Sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food animals dropped 10% from 2015 through 2016.

Dec 08, 2017
Get a flu shot sign in Chicago

US flu continues to rise and expand its reach

The number of states reporting geographically widespread flu rose from 4 to 7.

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