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Oct 22, 2018

Oct 22, 2018
UN peacekeeping forces

DRC Ebola outbreak grows by 10 cases amid more attacks

Eight of the new cases are in Beni, including 5 of the 6 fatal illnesses.

Oct 22, 2018
Lab technicians

Achaogen to share data from discontinued antibiotic program

Experts hope the move will aid future antibiotic discovery.

Oct 19, 2018

Oct 19, 2018
hospitalized child

CDC reports first child flu death of the new flu season

The CDC started its reporting for the new flu season last week, and so far most of the United States is experiencing sporadic flu detections.

Oct 18, 2018

Oct 18, 2018
Displaced people

More Ebola cases reported from Beni; WHO update covers more 'red zone' risks

The WHO is concerned about recent cases from a 'red zone' that is close to camps for internally displaced people.

Oct 17, 2018

Oct 17, 2018
Ebola worker disinfecting

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak not international emergency

"This does not mean that WHO is not taking the outbreak seriously."

Oct 17, 2018
Burger pyramid

Report urges burger chains to hold the antibiotics

Two burger chains got an "A," one a "D-," and 22 an "F" for their antibiotic sourcing policies.

Oct 16, 2018

Oct 16, 2018
Sick girl hugging mom in hospital

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.

Oct 16, 2018
Cow veterinarian and farmer

Report highlights declining sales of vet antibiotics in Europe

The report shows a 20% decline in antibiotics for food animals in 25 EU nations from 2011 through 2016.

Oct 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018
Ebola treatment center orange fence

More Ebola cases as WHO weighs emergency declaration

The new cases lift the outbreak total to 211, including 135 deaths.

Oct 15, 2018
Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound

Study: Antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis don't cut preterm birth risk

Among low-risk women, 1.2% who got clindamycin had a late miscarriage or very preterm delivery, similar to placebo.

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