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Feb 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018
Flu vaccine production

WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine

One of the changes involves H3N2, a move that will likely not solve egg-adaptation problems, an experts says.

Feb 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018
FluMist influenza vaccine

CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

After careful deliberation, experts approved the nasal-spray vaccine 12-2.

Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018
Desert water source

Study: XDR typhoid in Pakistan carries added resistance genes

Scientists have identified the genetic basis for an XDR typhoid outbreak in Pakistan.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Feb 19, 2018
Aedes albopictus mosquito

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Brazil has confirmed almost 1,000 human cases since July 2016, and cases in animals have doubled.

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Mother holding child's hand in the hospital

CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Flu shot

US study finds 36% flu vaccine protection, 25% against H3N2

Protection is 36% overall, 25% against H3N2, 67% against H1N1, and 42% against flu B.

Feb 15, 2018
Brown hen

High-path H9N2 infects Ghana poultry, raising concern

H9N2 avian flu typically circulates in birds as a low-pathogenic strain.

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018
New York Stock Exchange

Studies: Next major outbreak could bring high US job loss

Even an epidemic in a far-off country could do major damage to the US economy, experts say.

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