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Jun 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018
US Capitol

Bipartisan bill proposes new 'pull' incentives for priority antibiotics

A list of critical-need antimicrobials would guide awards, which include incentives and responsibilities for companies, including stewardship reporting.

Mar 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
Sinus exam

Antibiotic courses for sinusitis often exceed guidelines, study says

The findings represent an opportunity to reduce unnecessary use of the drugs.

Jan 09, 2018

Jan 09, 2018
Surgical mask and hood

Experts decry lack of flu pandemic readiness, commitment

The Trump administration is making no effort to prioritize game-changing flu vaccines, the experts say.

Jul 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017
Hosam Zowawi, PhD

Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR

"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017
Ebola vaccine trial

As Ebola interest ebbs, experts push for optimal vaccines, readiness

New report recommends how to move forward with vaccines and position global health for the next outbreak.

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Farm geese

Spread of avian flu noted in China, Korea, Europe

As H5N6 spreads in parts of Asia, the H5N8 strain hits more farms in Hungary, Poland, and France.

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Jul 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016
Miami skyline

Florida confirms local spread in 4 Zika cases

"As we anticipated, Zika is now here," CDC Director Tom Frieden says.

Jun 09, 2016

Jun 09, 2016
Researcher with syringe

Needle stick infects lab worker with Zika virus

Also, the NAS says more research is needed on genetically modified mosquitoes.

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
Influenza virus

Swine-origin flu infection reported in Minnesota

The patient was hospitalized with an H1N2v infection but has recovered, the CDC said, adding that 3 more kids have died from flu.

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