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Apr 03, 2018

Apr 03, 2018
carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

CDC says its steps have limited the spread of 'nightmare' bacteria

The CDC says it needs to respond faster, earlier with each new threat.

Apr 03, 2018
kratom capsules

Tainted kratom prompts first mandatory FDA food product recall

The FDA took the step after the company refused to voluntarily recall its products in the wake of positive lab tests for Salmonella.

Apr 02, 2018

Apr 02, 2018
Mumps parotid exam

New studies describe link between parotitis, flu

The findings "strongly suggest that parotitis can be added to the long list of syndromes caused by influenza."

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018
Ebola recovery

In review of Ebola recovery, GAO urges better accountability

Of $1.6 billion appropriated, $412 million has been targeted to 131 projects.

Mar 28, 2018

Mar 28, 2018
Neisseria gonorrhoeae

In world first, UK reports high-level gonorrhea resistance

The isolate shows high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone.

Mar 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
Doctor holding patient's hand

Infectious disease deaths decline across US, but not evenly

Death rates dropped 18.7% from 1980 to 2014, with the largest decline in men.

Mar 27, 2018
Sinus exam

Antibiotic courses for sinusitis often exceed guidelines, study says

The findings represent an opportunity to reduce unnecessary use of the drugs.

Mar 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Zithromax in hand

Global antibiotic use rises, fueled by economic growth

Overall global antibiotic use climbed by 65% from 2000 through 2015.

Mar 26, 2018
Baby boy in doctor's office

Parents less likely to vaccinate autistic kids, siblings

Of kids 7 years and older with autism, 82% got recommended vaccines by age 4, compared with 94% in those without autism.

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
E coli testing

CDC says some FoodNet Salmonella infections rising

Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.

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