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Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Genetic research petri dish

H5N6 avian flu reassortant found in recent Korean outbreak

The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 22, 2017
Blurry patient on gurney in hospital

Study confirms, clarifies pathways in 2008 superbug outbreak

Researchers detail both intra-hospital and between-facility disease transmission.

Nov 22, 2017
Kneading dough

Report details unlikely culprit of E coli outbreak: flour

Because of its low-moisture properties, flour is an unusual conduit of E coli bacteria.

Nov 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017
Raw milk in barn

CDC issues raw milk Brucella warning for 4 states

The CDC says everyone who consumed milk from Udder Milk in the past 6 months should receive antibiotics.

Nov 21, 2017
Bonobo

New malaria parasite discovered in bonobos

The new parasite is closely related to Plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria in humans.

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 20, 2017
DNA molecules

Study describes emergence, spread of MCR-1 gene

Isolates shared a background that took shape in 2006, when MCR-1 was first mobilized.

Nov 20, 2017

H5N6 sickens Chinese man, strikes duck farm in South Korea

In South Korea, H5N6 developments in poultry prompted a move to the highest avian flu alert level.

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017
Neutrophil ingesting MRSA

Survey highlights progress on national AMR action plans

Over 90% of the world's population live in a nation that has created or is working on an action plan.

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.

Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017
Bacteriophages

To save a life, doctors turn to bacteria-killing viruses

Scientists can't be sure phage therapy saved a man's life, but it holds much promise in treating dangerous superbugs.

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