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Dec 04, 2017

Dec 04, 2017
Physician with critical patient

Studies spotlight heavy burden of severe flu in developing nations

A meta-analysis finds 4 key differences between low-income and high-income nations involving children, pregnant women, and those with certain underlying medical conditions.

Dec 01, 2017

Dec 01, 2017
Dengue vaccine vials

Sanofi restricts dengue vaccine but downplays antibody enhancement

A leading dengue vaccine researcher says the move is not surprising, while Sanofi says antibody-dependent enhancement cannot be the whole story surrounding vaccine performance.

Dec 01, 2017
horseshoe bats

Bat cave study finds new clues about SARS virus origin

New viruses had all the building blocks of the human virus, and lab exeriments found that some are equipped with the same capacity to enter human cells.

Dec 01, 2017
Woman with flu

US flu data show season ramping up

Flulike illness is high in 3 southern states, flu is widespread in 4 states, and one marker has topped the national baseline.

Nov 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Nursing students

Health worker firings spark debate on mandating flu vaccine

Mandating the vaccine is not supported by solid evidence, some experts say.

Nov 30, 2017
Salmonella

Analysis offers an alternative history for ampicillin resistance

Resistance in Salmonella may have begun before the antibiotic was ever used in people.

Nov 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Infant under malaria bednet

WHO malaria report warns funding gaps stymie progress

An estimated 5 million more cases were reported in 2016 than the year before.

Nov 29, 2017
Piglets on hay

Repeat livestock-related Staph infection raises questions

The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Busy waiting room

CDC sees some signs of an early flu season

The agency reports increased activity overall, 5 pediatric deaths, and a variant H1N1 infection in Iowa.

Nov 28, 2017
Aedes mosquito

Takeda launches Zika vaccine trial; Chembio lands contract for rapid test

Japan-based Takeda announces the launch of a phase 1 trial of its Zika vaccine.

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