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Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017
E coli on lettuce

Study finds MCR-1 is widespread in Chinese ecosystem

Transmission chain mapping points to prolonged colistin use in livestock and poultry.

Sep 29, 2017
Vaccine in pregnancy

Study: Tdap vaccine in pregnancy protects infants

The vaccine protected 78% of newborns from pertussis and 90% from hospitalized cases.

Sep 29, 2017
Pig at fair

Maryland reports 12 more H3N2v flu cases

The US total of H3N2v cases would rise to 50 if CDC tests confirm 18 Maryland presumed positives.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Zika virus

Single mutation tied to Zika's ability to cause microcephaly, GBS

One genetic mutation in 2013 allowed the virus to become more infective and cause birth defects, a new study suggests.

Sep 28, 2017
Herd of cows

Experts suggest regulatory caps, user fees to cut animal antibiotics

New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.

Sep 28, 2017
Flu shot

Officials highlight flu vaccination gaps, progress ahead of season

Coverage in adults over 50 increased, but immunization reached only 46.8% of the US population.

Sep 28, 2017
Gloved hand and research vial

WHO swaps out H3N2, B strains in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

The changes will not be reflected in the vaccine used in the upcoming Northern Hemisphere season.

Sep 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017
Couple on beach

CDC report: STDs at all-time high

The CDC issued a foreboding warning, noting that all progress made toward STD elimination in the United States has lost traction.

Sep 27, 2017
Fireman amidst smoke

Pneumonia vaccine gaps found in adults with work-related asthma

Only 54% of US workers with asthma had received the recommended pneumococcal vaccine.

Sep 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017
Mom and baby mice

Scientists identify dengue antibody that protects against Zika

The antibody protected both adult and fetal mice against Zika infection.

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