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Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
Get a flu shot sign in Chicago

US flu continues to rise and expand its reach

The number of states reporting geographically widespread flu rose from 4 to 7.

Dec 01, 2017

Dec 01, 2017
Woman with flu

US flu data show season ramping up

Flulike illness is high in 3 southern states, flu is widespread in 4 states, and one marker has topped the national baseline.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Busy waiting room

CDC sees some signs of an early flu season

The agency reports increased activity overall, 5 pediatric deaths, and a variant H1N1 infection in Iowa.

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 22, 2017
Kneading dough

Report details unlikely culprit of E coli outbreak: flour

Because of its low-moisture properties, flour is an unusual conduit of E coli bacteria.

Nov 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017
Raw milk in barn

CDC issues raw milk Brucella warning for 4 states

The CDC says everyone who consumed milk from Udder Milk in the past 6 months should receive antibiotics.

Nov 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017
Deer tick

Lyme disease increases in states that neighbor hot spots

Eight of 11 states that border high-incidence states saw cases increase.

Nov 09, 2017

Nov 09, 2017
Drinking fountains

Legionella common in US outbreaks tied to drinking water, other sources

Legionella continues to be the most common cause of outbreaks linked to drinking water and also fuels many outbreaks linked to environmental water exposure.

Nov 06, 2017

Nov 06, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

Antibiotic course often too long in pneumonia patients

More than two thirds of adult hospital patients are on the drugs longer than needed.

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

Oct 26, 2017

Oct 26, 2017
Emergency room care

Antibiotics, EDs linked to community C diff infections

The data show emergency department visits, among other factors, increase C difficile risk.

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