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Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Pulmonary tuberculosis

Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China

Almost a third of TB cases in India are multidrug-resistant, and rates are climbing in Chinese kids.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Herd of cows

Experts suggest regulatory caps, user fees to cut animal antibiotics

New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.

Sep 01, 2017

Sep 01, 2017
Chicken barn

Study finds high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria on Indian poultry farms

Litter (bird feces) used as fertilizer may play a key role.

Jul 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017
Brown chicken

High levels of resistant E coli found in Indian poultry

Researchers say the findings could have serious health implications.

Jul 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017
Mouse mom

Animal study suggests vaccines block in-utero Zika transmission

In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017
Aedes mosquito on blood membrane

Wolbachia trial shows promise for modified mosquitoes

The study shows large releases are most effective in establishing and expanding mosquito populations.

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
India satellite photo

First local Zika cases noted in India; studies explore transmission

The WHO says the cases in India likely reflect low-level transmission.

Feb 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Poultry swabbing in Laos

Four countries report H5N1 as H5N8 detections continue

Officials note new H5N1 outbreaks in India, Laos, Niger, and Vietnam.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
Duck flock

Five nations report more, varied avian flu outbreaks

Detections vary from H5N1 in India to the confirmation of H5N5 for the first time in Slovenia.

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017
Caged chickens

H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.

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