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Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
Cattle herd

FDA report shows declines in animal antibiotic sales

Sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food animals dropped 10% from 2015 through 2016.

Dec 07, 2017

Dec 07, 2017
Restaurant kitchen drain

UK outbreak probe points to Salmonella reservoir in faulty restaurant drains

A restaurant's faulty drainage system—thought to harbor Salmonella bacteria in biofilms—was the likely source of a long and perplexing outbreak in England, investigators determined.

Dec 06, 2017

Dec 06, 2017
Hospitalized girl on oxygen

Study identifies risk factors for ESBL carriage in PICU

Risk factors include previous infection and hospitalization in a high-ESBL-burden nation.

Dec 05, 2017

Dec 05, 2017
Vaccinating teen girl

Phase 1 trials promising for 2 Zika vaccines, including shelved one

Trials of both an inactivated and a DNA vaccine showed good safety and immune response data.

Dec 05, 2017
Water treatment facility aerial view

UN report cites environmental threat of antimicrobial resistance

Discharge from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste can contribute.

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.

Dec 01, 2017
horseshoe bats

Bat cave study finds new clues about SARS virus origin

New viruses had all the building blocks of the human virus, and lab exeriments found that some are equipped with the same capacity to enter human cells.

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 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Salmonella

Analysis offers an alternative history for ampicillin resistance

Resistance in Salmonella may have begun before the antibiotic was ever used in people.

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