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Dec 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018
Beni ETC

Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma

Health officials are on high alert for potential spread to Goma, North Kivu province's capital and largest city.

Dec 12, 2018
Bloodstream infection bacteremia

Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia

Results indicate that a 7-day course of antibiotics is not inferior to a 14-day course.

Dec 11, 2018

Dec 11, 2018
Ebola ambulance team

Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak

A lead WHO official says the most recent wave of cases has proved especially challenging, with cases widely dispersed.

Dec 11, 2018
Big Mac hamburger and french fries

McDonald's sets timeline to cut antibiotics in beef supply

Starting in 2022, the company will begin reporting progress on meeting targets for medically important drugs.

Dec 10, 2018

Dec 10, 2018
Ebola vaccination

DRC Ebola cases approach 500 as infections continue

With 13 new illnesses in 3 days and 8 older ones just confirmed, the outbreak has now reached 498 cases.

Dec 10, 2018
Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018
Rebel forces in the DRC

Rebels strike again near Beni as DRC Ebola total hits 477

Female patients represent 62% of cases, and children 14 years and under 24%—worrisome statistics.

Dec 07, 2018
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Deadly, highly resistant Klebsiella found in Indian hospital

The findings are the first reported of the hypervirulent, highly resistant strain outside of China.

Dec 06, 2018

Dec 06, 2018
Pregnant African woman

Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women

"We have to make sure pregnant women are on the agenda, so they will never again be left unprotected."

Dec 06, 2018
Chicken in market

Reports: India set to ban use of colistin in livestock

India's government may be nearing a ban on using the antibiotic of last resort for growth promotion.

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