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Jan 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2019
British pounds and drugs

UK aims to cut antibiotics 15% in 5-year AMR plan

The plan calls for a 10% reduction in antibiotic-resistant infections in people by 2025.

Jan 24, 2019
Long-fingered bat

Ebola infects 3 more in DRC; virus evidence found in West Africa bat

The illnesses bring the overall outbreak total to 715, including 443 deaths.

Jan 23, 2019

Jan 23, 2019
Burial team with stretcher

With 14 more cases, DRC Ebola outbreak tops 700

Thirteen of 18 health zones in the region have reported cases in the past 3 weeks, and deaths have reached 439.

Jan 23, 2019
Kids jumping rope

Prior dengue in kids may protect against Zika symptoms

Dengue immunity, however, doesn't seem to generally protect against Zika infection, the researchers find.

Jan 23, 2019
Dispensing pills in hospital

Switch to oral antibiotics in bacteremia not tied to worse outcomes

Outcomes were similar in the 2 groups, but oral-step-down patients had shorter stays.

Jan 22, 2019

Jan 22, 2019
Ebola village response efforts

DRC Ebola total hits 699 amid more resistance, insecurity

The number of confirmed cases in the DRC has jumped by 19 in recent days.

Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
H1N1 influenza

Experts on watch for resistance to new flu drug

Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.

Jan 18, 2019
Plasmodium in bloodstream

New one-dose drug prevents malaria relapse, studies show

A total of 62.4% of patients taking tafenoquine were free of P vivax after 6 months.

Jan 18, 2019
Flu shot sign

CDC says flu season still going strong

Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, bringing to 19 the number of deaths in children this season.

Jan 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
Doc prescribing for older patient

Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

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