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Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Dec 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
Tamiflu

Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder

The CDC said the H3N2-dominant trend will make neuraminidase inhibitor antivirals especially useful this flu season.

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Dengue vaccination

Philippines, scientists grapple with Dengvaxia fallout

Data show that about 4 of 1,000 seronegative patients vaccinated could develop ADE, a serious side effect.

Dec 14, 2017
Elderly hand in hospital bed

New estimate shows higher global rate of deaths from flu

About 291,000 to 646,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year, experts estimate.

Dec 04, 2017

Dec 04, 2017
Physician with critical patient

Studies spotlight heavy burden of severe flu in developing nations

A meta-analysis finds 4 key differences between low-income and high-income nations involving children, pregnant women, and those with certain underlying medical conditions.

Dec 01, 2017

Dec 01, 2017
Dengue vaccine vials

Sanofi restricts dengue vaccine but downplays antibody enhancement

A leading dengue vaccine researcher says the move is not surprising, while Sanofi says antibody-dependent enhancement cannot be the whole story surrounding vaccine performance.

Nov 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Infant under malaria bednet

WHO malaria report warns funding gaps stymie progress

An estimated 5 million more cases were reported in 2016 than the year before.

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 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017
TB xray

Global health ministers commit to end TB

Commitments included scaling up research investments and building a framework for country accountability on steps to reach the declaration's goals.

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