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Oct 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017
Book cover

'Big Chicken' tells the story of antibiotic use, misuse in the poultry industry

New book examines how the discovery that antibiotics in chickenfeed enhanced growth of chicks fueled the growth of antibiotic resistance.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Oct 19, 2017
Enterobacteriaceae

New diarrhea guidelines stress implications of molecular tests

Improved testing may identify pathogens unsuspected by clinicians and create a need for infectious disease expertise in interpreting and acting on findings.

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Ebola nurses

New Ebola guidelines address immediate supportive care

In another study, researchers develop easy-to-use risk scores for triaging patients.

Oct 18, 2017
Pulmonary tuberculosis

Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China

Almost a third of TB cases in India are multidrug-resistant, and rates are climbing in Chinese kids.

Oct 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017
Aedes mosquito

More evidence of Zika, GBS link found in Puerto Rico

The findings are consistent with patterns seen during a 2013 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia.

Oct 17, 2017
Man's mouth

Study finds high burden of oral HPV, related cancers in men

HPV-related head and neck cancers are dramatically higher in men than in women.

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017
Smallpox vaccine

Three cases of monkeypox confirmed in Nigeria

The positive results shed light on what could be one of the largest monkeypox outbreaks in Africa.

Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Oct 16, 2017
Yellow fever vaccination

Nigeria launches yellow fever vaccination campaign

The campaign is targeting 874,000 people in two states, Kwara and Kogi.

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