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Jan 30, 2018

Jan 30, 2018

News Scan for Jan 30, 2018

Saudi MERS case
US food safety agreement
New antimicrobials
Wolbachia mosquitoes
Suspected RVF in South Sudan
Global health cuts

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
Sick child in hospital

US flu levels continue to climb as 37 kids' deaths confirmed

The CDC notes 7 new kids' deaths and ILI levels nearing those seen in 2009.

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Pregnant belly

Birth defects climb in US areas with local Zika

Areas that experienced local Zika transmission saw a 21% increase in birth defects possibly linked to Zika.

Jan 25, 2018

News Scan for Jan 25, 2018

Leafy green E coli outbreak
Yellow fever vaccination errors

Jan 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018
Sprouts

Sprout-linked Salmonella outbreak tied to Jimmy John's

The outbreak has sickened 8 women in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, the CDC says.

Jan 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018
Hospital ventilator

Flu hospitalizations climb as US season hits new heights

Outpatient visits for flulike illness reached a level not since since the 2009-10 pandemic.

Jan 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018
Wheelchair

New analysis strengthens link between EV-D68, poliolike complications

A 20-study meta-analysis finds good evidence of an association between the virus and acute flaccid myelitis.

Jan 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018
Shaved coconut

Frozen coconut implicated in new Salmonella outbreak

At least 25 people in 9 states have been sickened in a new Salmonella outbreak.

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Baby head circumference

Brazilian studies highlight Zika microcephaly patterns

One study reaffirms the Zika-microcephaly link; the other spotlights economic factors.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Flu activity still rising, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead

Hospitalizations nearly doubled compared with the previous week, with seniors the hardest-hit group.

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