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Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Ebola survivor

Study finds high disability rate in Ebola survivors

Ebola survivors have 7 times the disability rate of close contacts, and the virus likely causes muscle damage.

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Aug 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017
Pigs at state fair

CDC reports 3 more fair-linked variant flu cases

The CDC announced 3 variant flu cases among fairgoers in North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Antifungal development gets new attention

With resistance emerging to a limited set of treatment options, new drugs for invasive fungal infections are desperately needed.

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Aug 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Candida albicans

Candida auris spreading in UK hospitals

About a quarter of the 200 colonized patients had clinical illness, including 27 with bloodstream infections.

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Aug 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017
neurons

Brazilian study sheds new light on Zika neuro complications in adults

The patients, hospitalized at a speciality center, had a variety of complications and some unusual features.

Aug 14, 2017
cholera hand washing

Yemen's cholera outbreak passes 500,000 cases

Overall, cases have declined some, but some locations are still reporting 5,000 suspected cases each day.

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