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May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019
Donning Ebola personal protective equipment

Ebola responders on edge as virus sickens 19 more

The 19 new infections raise the outbreak total to 1,866 cases amid continued threats.

May 22, 2019
Medical consult in hallway

Experts identify steps to improve hospital stewardship programs

Two strategies—handshake stewardship and diagnostic stewardship—rose to the top.

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
Beef cattle in barn

Investors push restaurant chains to cut antibiotics in meat supply

Seventeen of 20 companies now have publicly available policies.

May 21, 2019
Beni Ebola facility

Third burial team attacked in DRC; Ebola infects another health worker

In another development, arson threats at Masereka health facilities impeded infection prevention steps.

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
Ebola burial team with protective equipment

DRC Ebola cases top 1,800 amid burial team attacks

"One of the world's most dangerous viruses in one of the world's most dangerous areas," WHO director-general says.

May 20, 2019
Boy with measles

CDC: 41 new measles cases in US, 880 total

The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Polio shot

Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination

The study supports WHO guidance for conserving vaccine during shortages.

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019
Ebola burial team

Ebola setting in 'unpredictable calm' as cases rise by 21

So far 68% of deaths have occurred outside of Ebola treatment centers, a worrisome statistic.

May 16, 2019
Measles in child

More US measles cases, links to international travel noted

International travel and low vaccination rates have combined to ignite outbreaks.

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019
UN Ebola soldiers

Ebola outbreak grows by 19 as WHO notes 'stop and go' response

The new cases raise the outbreak total to 1,739, including 1,147 deaths.

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