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Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Flu activity still rising, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead

Hospitalizations nearly doubled compared with the previous week, with seniors the hardest-hit group.

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Romaine lettuce

CDC E coli probe notes 7 more cases, points to leafy greens

So far the CDC probe hasn't pointed to a specific food type to guide consumers.

Jan 11, 2018
Biofilm of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic peptide derivative shows promise for drug-resistant infections

The compound worked on biofilms, which are important causes of chronic and recurring bacterial infections.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Cattle herd

MERS antibody treatment clears phase 1 trial

The therapy, which uses cattle antibodies to treat the virus in humans, has shown to be safe and well-tolerated.

Jan 10, 2018
Mute swan in flight

UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

Jan 10, 2018
Scientist with microscope

State efforts to identify, combat resistant bacteria highlighted

Since 2016 the CDC has provided $144 million to state and local health departments to address antibiotic resistance.

Jan 09, 2018

Jan 09, 2018
Surgical mask and hood

Experts decry lack of flu pandemic readiness, commitment

The Trump administration is making no effort to prioritize game-changing flu vaccines, the experts say.

Jan 09, 2018
Urban streams

Antibiotics apply resistance pressure to urban stream microbes

No conclusions about potential impacts on human health can be drawn from the study.

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