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Oct 04, 2018

Oct 04, 2018

DRC Ebola cases rise as security concerns continue

In new developments, an attack in Butembo injured burial team members, and a rights group called for the International Criminal Court to expand its probe into Beni attacks as outbreak cases reach 165.

Oct 04, 2018
Raw burger and ham

FSIS recalls beef, ham in Salmonella, Listeria outbreaks

Fifty-seven people have fallen ill with salmonellosis, while Listeria has caused 1 death.

Oct 03, 2018

Oct 03, 2018
Camel handler

New Saudi MERS illness as WHO profiles recent cases

Of 32 Saudi MERS cases over the summer, 12 were part of illness clusters.

Oct 03, 2018
Intensive care unit sign

Study links hospital Candida auris outbreak to reusable thermometers

Temperature probes increased the risk of infection nearly 7 times.

Oct 02, 2018

Oct 02, 2018
Ebola response in Beni, DR Congo

New Ebola cases highlight challenges in DRC

Both newly reported patients belonged to families that refused Ebola vaccination, and one of them died.

Oct 01, 2018

Oct 01, 2018
Ebola safe burial team

DRC reports 4 more Ebola cases over the weekend

The outbreak grows to 159 cases, 127 of them confirmed, and 104 deaths.

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018
Ebola recovery efforts

More DRC Ebola cases as risk raised to 'very high'

There are now 155 cases (124 confirmed, 31 probable), including 102 deaths, in the outbreak.

Sep 28, 2018
Smart phone microbe diagnostics

Smartphone-based test shows promise for rapid UTI diagnosis

Research on the device indicates it has the potential to provide quick, low-cost diagnostics.

Sep 28, 2018
Egg-based flu vaccine

WHO changes 1 strain for egg-based Southern Hemisphere 2019 flu vaccines

The experts also called for 3 new pandemic candidate vaccine viruses.

Sep 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018
Child receiving flu shot

CDC notes flu vaccine uptake down a bit in young kids

Coverage in kids 4 and younger was 67.8% last season, down 2.2 percentage points.


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