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Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

Sep 11, 2017
Stethoscope lung sounds

Review identifies ways to cut antibiotics for respiratory infections

Point-of-care tests, shared decision making, and procalcitonin-guided therapy were singled out.

Sep 08, 2017

Sep 08, 2017
Klebsiella pneumoniae

New Klebsiella strains 'worst-case scenario,' experts say

The worrisome, deadly Klebsiella pneumoniae strains reported in China last week could be a harbinger.

Sep 07, 2017

Sep 07, 2017
College students

Third MMR dose shows promise in curbing mumps outbreaks

Also, waning immunity probably contributes to outbreaks, the study found.

Sep 06, 2017

Sep 06, 2017
HPV vaccination in Brazil

HPV vaccine may protect against 90% of cervical cancers

Researchers report a 97.4% efficacy for the 9-strain HPV vaccine.

Sep 06, 2017
Federal budget calculator

IDSA slams proposed budget cuts to AMR programs

IDSA leaders take aim at proposed cuts they say could cripple efforts to battle antimicrobial resistance.

Sep 05, 2017

Sep 05, 2017
Vaccine vials and syringe

Sanofi halts work on Zika vaccine amid federal funding cuts

The vaccine it has been developing with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has been halted.

Sep 05, 2017

Racial, ethnic disparities found in pediatric antibiotic prescribing

White children are more likely to get antibiotics for viral respiratory infections.

Sep 01, 2017

Sep 01, 2017
Sliced papaya

Feds link 2 more Salmonella outbreaks to imported papayas

Increased testing has turned up 2 smaller outbreaks connected to 2 additional growers in Mexico.

Sep 01, 2017
Ostrich farm

Avian flu strikes poultry, wild birds in 3 nations

South Africa and Italy report more H5N8 outbreaks, and Taiwan confirms new H5N2 events.

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