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Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Zika virus

Texas reports 2nd local Zika case of year; FDA OKs blood donor test

The Texas case is in a county where illnesses were reported last year.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Veterinarian with pigs

Report highlights non-federal efforts to cut antibiotics in food

Varied efforts involve states, cities, food buyers, and hospital groups.

Oct 04, 2017

Oct 04, 2017
Zika DNA vaccine

First human trial of DNA-based Zika vaccine shows promise

The trial of 40 adults with 2 dose levels found the vaccine safe and immunogenic.

Sep 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017
Papaya and lime

CDC: 14 new Salmonella cases tied to papayas

The case total now stands at 235, with 78 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in 26 states.

Sep 01, 2017

Sep 01, 2017
Sliced papaya

Feds link 2 more Salmonella outbreaks to imported papayas

Increased testing has turned up 2 smaller outbreaks connected to 2 additional growers in Mexico.

Aug 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017
IV drip

FDA approves new drug for complicated urinary tract infection

Vabomere was developed to treat serious infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Aug 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017
Cows feeding

Report outlines steps to reduce antibiotic use on the farm

The roadmap includes 11 recommendations on antibiotic use in food animals split into 3 key areas.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Vaccine vial

Feds seize vaccinia virus vaccine used in 'stem cell' centers

Marshals sieze 5 vials of vaccinia virus vaccine, reserved only for those at high risk of smallpox.

Jul 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017
Papayas

Papaya-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 47 in 12 states

One patient has died and 12 are hospitalized; Maradol papayas are the likely culprit.

Jul 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017
Chicken and feed

Report calls for more data on alternatives to antibiotics in food animals

Some products have shown promise, but efficacy varies across animal populations and more study is needed.

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