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Feb 21, 2019

Feb 21, 2019
Patient receiving IV therapy

Plazomicin for tough infections: a tale of 2 clinical trials

Approved for URI but not CRE, the drug might offer off-label prospects for the latter.

Feb 21, 2019
Ebola DRC decontamination

More Ebola in DRC as nurse's murder halts efforts in Vuhovi

Officials halted surveillance activities in Vuhovi after a nurse from Bisongo was killed.

Feb 21, 2019
Flu vaccine syringe in doctor's hands

WHO changes H1N1 flu vaccine strain, punts on H3N2

The experts plan to announce a decision on the H3N2 strain on Mar 21.

Feb 20, 2019

Feb 20, 2019
African woman with baby

Ebola vaccine to be given to pregnant, lactating women

Also, 3 new cases raise the outbreak total to 848, including 529 deaths.

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019
Pregnant woman

Antifungal drug during pregnancy tied to miscarriage, birth defects

Fluconazole during early pregnancy was linked to a more than double risk of miscarriage.

Feb 19, 2019
Ebola baby

Ebola under control in Beni amid more cases in other hot spots

The DRC warned, however, that travel between Beni and other affected areas could bring the virus back.

Feb 19, 2019
Baby with measles

CDC notes multiple outbreaks, 26 new measles cases

The 2019 tally thus far has already surpassed total annual cases for both 2016 and 2017.

Feb 18, 2019

Feb 18, 2019
Ebola health workers

With new cases, Katwa remains epicenter of Ebola outbreak

Five new Ebola cases were recorded in recent days, bringing the total to 840.

Feb 18, 2019
Baby with fever

Model derived to rule out bacteria in feverish infants

A protocol involving urinalysis, absolute neutrophil count, and procalcitonin levels showed 97.7% sensitivity and 60.0% specificity.

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Ebola treatment center workers

Ebola still claiming lives as DRC cases climb to 835

The country's health ministry reports 6 new cases and 5 new deaths, including that of an infant.

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