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Jun 04, 2019

Jun 04, 2019
Upside-down fruit bat

Indian government confirms Nipah virus in Kerala man

Two case contacts have fevers, and 2 nurses who cared for the man also have symptoms.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

New metric aims to simplify how global resistance is measured

The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.

Apr 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019

Report highlights lack of access to antibiotics

Barriers in many countries limit treatment options and prevent people from getting the antibiotics they need.

Apr 10, 2019

Apr 10, 2019
Candida auris

Novel antifungal shows early promise against Candida auris

Though success has been shown in only 2 patients, recruitment of more patients is under way.

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Deadly, highly resistant Klebsiella found in Indian hospital

The findings are the first reported of the hypervirulent, highly resistant strain outside of China.

Dec 06, 2018

Dec 06, 2018
Chicken in market

Reports: India set to ban use of colistin in livestock

India's government may be nearing a ban on using the antibiotic of last resort for growth promotion.

Dec 04, 2018

Dec 04, 2018
Pharmacy in Mexico

Analysis finds global antibiotic use varies widely in children

In 17 nations, most notably China and India, broader-spectrum drugs are more widely used.

Nov 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018
malaria bednet

WHO reports malaria setbacks; groups launch response plan

Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.

May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018
Vaccine researcher

Nipah death toll in India hits 12 as CEPI funds vaccine efforts

Local officials say the outbreak total has reached 36 cases, 14 confirmed and 22 suspected.

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