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Sep 05, 2018

Sep 05, 2018
Woman wearing surgical mask

New single-dose antiviral cuts flu symptoms, viral loads

Baloxavir reduced flu symptoms by 1 day and reduced viral shedding.

Sep 05, 2018
Polluted slum

Study cites 'contagion' as main factor in antimicrobial resistance levels

The spread of bacteria in people, animals, and the environment is a major factor in high resistance levels, new data suggest.

Sep 05, 2018
Butembo, DR Congo

DRC Ebola outbreak expands to large city as Beni cases rise

An Ebola-infected patient died in Butembo, a city of nearly 1 million people.

Sep 04, 2018

Sep 04, 2018
Gonorrhea bacteria

Experts brace for more super-resistant gonorrhea

The arrival of the inevitable untreatable cases is being sped up by rising rates of gonorrhea and other STDs.

Sep 04, 2018
Doctor preparing flu shot for child

AAP urges flu shots over nasal spray for kids when possible

Both AAP and the CDC, though, support using FluMist with the goal of optimizing vaccine coverage.

Sep 04, 2018
Ebola response efforts

DRC: More confirmed Ebola cases in Beni, Mabalako

Officials confirmed 5 cases in recent days, bringing the outbreak total to 121.

Aug 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018
Burgers on grill

E coli cases prompt ground chuck recall from Publix stores

Of 18 cases, 15 are in Florida; the meat producer has not been named.

Aug 30, 2018

Aug 30, 2018
Ebola disinfection

Suspicious case in Goma ruled out, but DRC confirms more Ebola

Goma is the capital of North Kivu province, near the border with Rwanda.

Aug 30, 2018
Polio vax Nepal

Study reveals early impact of 3-strain oral polio vaccine withdrawal

The study provides evidence that population immunity is critical for the successful phase-out of oral polio vaccines.

Aug 29, 2018

Aug 29, 2018
Ebola hand washing

WHO identifies critical window for curbing DRC Ebola spread

Cases are at 112 (84 confirmed); officials are also tracking 18 suspected cases.

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