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Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017
Ebola blood vial

Reports detail Ebola post-exposure guidance, fatality risk

Analysis of blood samples provides clues about how the disease unfolds and which patients are more likely to die.

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Hospital hand washing

WHO offers guidance on carbapenem-resistant bacteria

The first-ever global guidelines aim to prevent 3 types of superbugs in healthcare settings.

Nov 15, 2017
Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

Nov 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017
Chicken

New avian flu outbreaks noted as USDA OK's DNA poultry vaccine

Bulgaria and South Africa report outbreaks, and the USDA approves the first poultry DNA vaccine.

Nov 14, 2017
Drawing blood

Brazilian study indicates Zika may have hit poor hardest

The study of people in Salvador, Brazil, shows infection rates exceeding 60% in many populations.

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

Nov 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017
Deer tick

Lyme disease increases in states that neighbor hot spots

Eight of 11 states that border high-incidence states saw cases increase.

Nov 09, 2017

Nov 09, 2017
Girl receiving cholera treatment

Gene studies flesh out cholera patterns in Africa, Americas

Strains in Africa are becoming more drug resistant.

Nov 09, 2017
Drinking fountains

Legionella common in US outbreaks tied to drinking water, other sources

Legionella continues to be the most common cause of outbreaks linked to drinking water and also fuels many outbreaks linked to environmental water exposure.

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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