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Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Mar 14, 2018
Scientist with bacteria cultures

US surveillance finds low level of worrisome resistant bacterium

The finding "affords us the opportunity to be aggressive about prevention."

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018
Pregnant woman at airport

Survey finds generally good local capacity to address Zika in pregnant women

Researchers find that 80% of local health department have communication and referral mechanisms between their maternal and child health programs and agency programs, and 78% have access to electronic lab results.

Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018
White chickens feeding

Tests turn up low-path H7N1 avian flu at Texas farm

In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.

Mar 09, 2018

Mar 09, 2018
Downward trend

Flu activity drops across country as season ebbs

The acting CDC director, though, says more cases can be expected yet this season.

Mar 08, 2018

Mar 08, 2018
Nurse and outpatient

Needle hasn't moved on US outpatient antibiotic prescribing

For the top three antibiotics, usage was much higher in winter than in summer.

Mar 07, 2018

Mar 07, 2018
Vaccinated baby

Study finds no immune overload for US kids' vaccine schedule

The extensive study adds to an already vast collection of data on vaccine safety.

Mar 07, 2018
Gonorrhea

UK seeing outbreak of highly azithromycin-resistant gonorrhea

A separate paper details ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea cases in Australia.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
Prescribing antibiotics with laptop

UK groups unveil in-depth guidance for MDR gram-negative infections

The paper reflects current, evolving data, an expert says.

Mar 06, 2018
Lassa fever virus

Nigerian Lassa fever outbreak tops 1,000 suspected cases

Young adult men are hardest hit by the typically rodent-borne disease.

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