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Jun 18, 2019

Jun 18, 2019
Decontamination after safe Ebola burial

Ebola cases top 2,180 as Uganda OKs experimental therapies

With 13 new cases today, the DRC outbreak has reached 2,181 infections, 1,459 deaths.

Jun 18, 2019
Global antibiotic prescribing

New AWaRe tool aims to guide antibiotic use globally

WHO director: "All countries must strike a balance between ensuring access to life-saving antibiotics and slowing drug resistance."

Jun 17, 2019

Jun 17, 2019
Ebola glove donning

Ebola case counts spike again in DRC

With 48 cases in 3 days in the DR Congo, totals have grown to 2,168 cases, including 1,440 deaths, for a 66% fatality rate.

Jun 17, 2019
Airplane with London skyline

Record US measles year adds 22 more cases

CDC experts also highlight the spread of measles in Europe, consequences for travelers, and advice for clinicians.

Jun 14, 2019

Jun 14, 2019
WHO Director-General Tedros

WHO experts again say Ebola not global health emergency

The panel expressed serious worry over the threat to the region and over funding.

Jun 14, 2019
Salmonella colonies in petrie dish

Colistin-resistance gene MCR-3.1 makes US appearance

The sample was from 2014, so the discovery has implications for the US spread of colistin resistance.

Jun 14, 2019
Gut microbiome

FDA issues alert after fecal microbiota transplant death

One patient is dead and one ill after contracting drug-resistant E coli after FMT.

Jun 13, 2019

Jun 13, 2019
PPE routine in Ebola treatment center

Ebola outbreak in DRC, Uganda tops 2,100 cases

The grandmother of the 5-year-old boy identified in Uganda has also died, and the family cluster is at 8 cases.

Jun 12, 2019

Jun 12, 2019
Ebola donning PPE

Uganda has 2 more Ebola cases as WHO reconvenes experts

A boy confirmed infected yesterday in Uganda has died, and 2 relatives have Ebola.

Jun 12, 2019
Little brown bat

CDC: Bats pose biggest rabies threat in US

New report finds that 70% of all fatal human rabies infections were caused by bats.

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