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Jun 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018
Patient with flu-like symptoms

Antibiotic resistance-awareness efforts might backfire for some

Public info campaigns may at times increase demand for antibiotics, study finds.

Jun 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018
Mystery pathogen

New report spotlights top synthetic biology threats

Re-creating known pathogenic viruses and making existing bacteria more dangerous are among the top threats.

Jun 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018
IV bags

As suspected Ebola cases probed, new treatment shows promise

The first human trial of a monoclonal antibody cocktail produces good results.

Jun 19, 2018
Brussels sprouts on conveyer

FDA releases new guidance on food defense

The rule is meant to lower the risk of exposing food facilities to intentional adulteration, such as acts of terrorism.

Jun 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018
Hospital patient

MERS in Saudi Arabia this year includes hospital, household clusters

Exposure in household settings can occur through close unprotected contact when caring for a family member infected with MERS-CoV.

Jun 18, 2018
Ebola eduction

More suspected Ebola cases noted, but total holds steady

The death toll remains at 28, and two African experts call the response swift at all levels.

Jun 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
Honey Smacks cereal

Honey Smacks cereal suspected in 31-state Salmonella outbreak

The outbreak has sickened 73 people, hospitalizing at least 23, and led to a cereal recall.

Jun 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018
Dengue vaccine center in the Philippines

Vaccine trial shows more hospitalizations for dengue-naive kids

The findings add to the conundrum that governments face, as the vaccine prevents hospital stays in children who have antibodies to the dengue virus.

Jun 14, 2018
Patient in serious condition

ECDC warns of healthcare threat posed by CRE

High and rising prevalence of CRE in some nations could pose a healthcare threat across Europe.

Jun 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018
Oxfam aid supplies

More suspected DRC Ebola cases amid enhanced surveillance

The outbreak total stands at 59 cases: 38 confirmed, 14 probable, and 7 suspected.

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