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Oct 15, 2018

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.

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
layer farm

H5N6 strikes South Korean poultry again; Europe finds more avian flu

New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.

Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018
White chickens feeding

Tests turn up low-path H7N1 avian flu at Texas farm

In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
turkey farm

Low-path H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm

The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.

Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018
Free-range chickens

Iraqi, Dutch, Vietnamese officials report avian flu outbreaks

In research news, French scientists detect signs of airborne H5N8 on farms.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Nov 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Salmonella

Analysis offers an alternative history for ampicillin resistance

Resistance in Salmonella may have begun before the antibiotic was ever used in people.

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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