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Sep 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017
Very ill patient

Sepsis occurs in 6% of US hospitalizations but is holding steady

Study shows no increase in hospitalized sepsis cases over a 5-year period.

May 03, 2017

May 03, 2017
CRISPR vial

ECDC says risk from contaminated CRISPR kits low

Contaminants include Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter, and Enterococcus faecalis.

May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017
Eye dropper

Liberia illness cluster grows as officials await toxicology results

Analysis of 3 urine specimens finds no common pattern.

Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017
Liberia map

Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deaths

A WHO official said the hospital cluster involves 17 illnesses, 9 of them fatal, and specimens from 6 people who died tested negative for Ebola.

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016
Liquid soap

FDA: No antimicrobial agents in over-the-counter soap

The FDA said certain ingredients were no more effective in killing germs than plain soap and water.

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
Gut bacteria

White House launches microbiome research project

Initiatives are aimed to further knowledge of the microbiome's benefit to human life and planetary function.

May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016
Pills spilling from bottle

FDA issues safety warning on fluoroquinolone antibiotics

The agency warned clinicians that the serious side effects outweigh the benefits for simple infections.

Apr 24, 2015

Apr 24, 2015
Two syringes

Indiana HIV outbreak grows, prompts national alert

Amid rising drug-related HIV cases in a rural Indiana community, the CDC issues a nationwide alert.

Oct 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014
Girl in hospital bed

CDC running twofold probe of EV-D68 cases, neuro illnesses

Investigation continues into the geographic extent of the disease and its full spectrum, particularly whether it's related to cases of unexplained limb weakness.

Jun 19, 2014

Jun 19, 2014
Finger infection

IDSA updates guidelines on skin and soft-tissue infections

The IDSA stressed that many infections heal on their own or don't need antibiotics.

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