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Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Mother holding child's hand in the hospital

CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

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.

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Baby boy on oxygen

Study shows youngest kids most at risk of flu death

A probe of child flu deaths over 6 seasons found vaccination gaps and a somber reminder that even healthy kids can succumb.

Feb 09, 2018

Feb 09, 2018
Woman in ICU

Flu-like illness in US reaches 2009 pandemic levels

"This year is not a pandemic, but the high ILI is a sign of the severity," CDC Director Anne Schuchat says.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 06, 2018
Researcher holding drug capsule

FDA cites progress, hurdles in antibiotic development

Since July 2012, the FDA has approved 12 products that are now on the market.

Feb 02, 2018

Feb 02, 2018
Woman sick in bed

CDC: Flu still rising across US; 16 new pediatric deaths

By every metric, this H3N2-dominated season is measuring up as a bad one.

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
Sick child in hospital

US flu levels continue to climb as 37 kids' deaths confirmed

The CDC notes 7 new kids' deaths and ILI levels nearing those seen in 2009.

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Pregnant belly

Birth defects climb in US areas with local Zika

Areas that experienced local Zika transmission saw a 21% increase in birth defects possibly linked to Zika.

Jan 22, 2018

Jan 22, 2018
Sprouts

Sprout-linked Salmonella outbreak tied to Jimmy John's

The outbreak has sickened 8 women in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, the CDC says.

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