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Oct 03, 2018

Oct 03, 2018
Intensive care unit sign

Study links hospital Candida auris outbreak to reusable thermometers

Temperature probes increased the risk of infection nearly 7 times.

Sep 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018
Royal Victoria Infirmary

UK confirms monkeypox in healthcare worker

Two other health workers may have had similar exposure after treating the UK's second monkeypox patient.

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Healthcare worker with gloves and mask

UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say

Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.

Sep 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018
Monkeypox

UK reports its first case of monkeypox

The patient is a Nigeria resident who likely contracted the infection there before traveling to the United Kingdom.

Aug 23, 2018

Aug 23, 2018
Saudia airplane

Traveler from Mideast diagnosed with MERS in UK

The patient is thought to have contracted the disease while in the Middle East.

Aug 20, 2018

Aug 20, 2018
Couple outdoors man smoking

UK study bolsters HPV infection link to smoking, sexual activity

Former smokers had triple the risk, while those with more than 6 sex partners had a sixfold risk.

Jul 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018
Measles baby

Study shows high price tag for measles outbreak response

As lawmakers consider changes to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, report highlights measles outbreak burden on health departments and taxpayers.

Jul 09, 2018

Jul 09, 2018
Man with oxygen mask

UK officials recommend limits on antibiotics for COPD

COPD patients often get multiple courses of antibiotics that may be inappropriate.

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Jun 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018
Patient with flu-like symptoms

Antibiotic resistance-awareness efforts might backfire for some

Public info campaigns may at times increase demand for antibiotics, study finds.

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