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Dec 26, 2018

Dec 26, 2018
Ebola treatment center

Ebola cases continue steady rise over holiday period

Also, the country's election commission has delayed the vote in some Ebola-hit areas.

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018
Heart, aorta, blood vessels

FDA: Fluoroquinolones may cause aortic rupture in some

People at risk include those with a history of aortic aneurysm or blockages of other blood vessels and patients with high blood pressure.

Dec 21, 2018
Influenza virus

US flu levels on the rise before year-end holidays

Eight of 10 regions report flulike illness at or above baseline, and 1 more child has died of flu, bringing the total to 7.

Dec 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018
Donning personal protective equipment Ebola

Tests confirm 11 more Ebola infections in DRC, 560 total

Ebola transmission continues to occur over 14 health zones, and 336 people have died in the outbreak.

Dec 20, 2018
Egyptian fruit bat

Marburg-carrying bats found in West Africa for first time

Marburg virus, harbored by fruit bats, has over the years caused 12 known outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dec 20, 2018
Concrete drainage pipe

Report highlights research gaps on AMR in the environment

Research gaps include evaluating the effectiveness of treatment plants in removing resistant microbes.

Dec 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018
Ebola treatment unit

Seven new cases and deaths in DRC's Ebola outbreak

The outbreak has grown to 549 cases and 326 deaths, with 82 suspected cases.

Dec 19, 2018
Beef cattle

FDA reports major drop in antibiotics for food animals

Sales and distribution of medically important antibiotics for livestock decreased by 33% last year and 43% since their peak.

Dec 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018
Raw whole chicken

Major firms agree to 'framework' for antibiotic stewardship in animals

The plan doesn't mandate limits on use or set goals, instead focusing on principles.

Dec 18, 2018
Flu shot in older man

Study: Cell-based flu vaccine just a bit better than egg-based

A cell-based vaccine protected about 10% better than a standard vaccine but not a high-dose version.


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