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Dec 04, 2018

Dec 04, 2018
Pharmacy in Mexico

Analysis finds global antibiotic use varies widely in children

In 17 nations, most notably China and India, broader-spectrum drugs are more widely used.

Dec 04, 2018
Ebola safe burial team

More Ebola in DRC as WHO says it has outbreak 'covered'

With 9 new infections, the country now has 453 cases and 268 deaths, and 71 people are under investigation.

Dec 03, 2018

Dec 03, 2018
Ebola survivor testimony

DRC Ebola total climbs to 444 with cases in several areas

New cases are in 8 locations, and a WHO official expressed concern over vaccine supplies.

Dec 03, 2018

With 18 more cases, CDC says AFM may have peaked

The CDC has now confirmed 134 cases this year, compared with 149 in 2016.

Nov 30, 2018

Nov 30, 2018
Longhorned tick

CDC: Worrisome longhorned tick spreading rapidly in US

A female tick can reproduce—1,000 to 2,000 eggs at a time—without mating.

Nov 30, 2018
Oral polio vaccine

Polio experts address fears over disease resurgence

A WHO panel raises concerns about an increase in wild poliovirus cases, among other setbacks.

Nov 30, 2018

Sanderson Farms to phase out medically important antibiotics

The company says it will stop using medically important antibiotics for disease prevention in its live poultry operations.

Nov 29, 2018

Nov 29, 2018
Ebola healthcare worker

DRC's 426-case Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest ever

The DRC recorded 4 new cases and 3 additional deaths today.

Nov 29, 2018
Young boy with measles

Report: Measles spike triggered by vaccination gaps

Although vaccines have saved millions of lives, experts estimate that, since 2016, cases have increased by more than 30%.

Nov 28, 2018

Nov 28, 2018
Malaria bed net demonstration

Malaria spike in Ebola zone prompts mass treatment efforts

The outbreak has reached 422 cases, and 74 suspected Ebola infections are under investigation.

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