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Sep 25, 2018

Sep 25, 2018
Staphylococcus aureus and white blood cells

Algorithm may reduce antibiotics for staph bloodstream infections

Duration of antibiotics was cut by 2 days in some cases.

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
Refugee camp Greece

Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe

Meta-analysis finds that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018
Cutting chicken breast

European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria

A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.

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.

Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Pipetting for DNA testing

More colistin-resistance genes identified in Europe

Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
polio vaccine supplies

WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03, 2017
Chickens in Greece

H5N6 outbreak in Greece is first outside of Asia

The virus caused an outbreak in early February, but it was originally mistakenly reported as H5N8.

Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017
Poultry on a bike trailer

China confirms high-path H7N9 in market poultry

For the first time in China, the high-path strain of H7N9 has been detected in live market poultry.

Jan 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017
Swans in flight

H5N8 detected in Spain, Slovenia for first time

Also, an analysis of H5N2 from a wild Alaskan duck adds more evidence that North American wild birds still harbor the virus.

Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07, 2016
Pregnant woman

More data show Zika viremia in mothers, fetal infection link

Also, Florida reported five more local Zika cases, all involving people who were sick earlier this fall.

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