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Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018
Ebola ambulance disinfection

Six more cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

The outbreak has now reached 521 cases and 306 deaths as responders grapple with multiple challenges.

Dec 14, 2018
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Studies on transmission, vaccine bring focus back to Zika

Sexual partners of case-patients were 2.2 times more likely to contract Zika than other contacts

Dec 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018
Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Dec 13, 2018
Ebola baby

Officials note 10 new Ebola cases as youngest patient recovers

Also, the NIAID has reached an agreement to license an experimental treatment.

Dec 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018
Beni ETC

Ebola outbreak grows as DRC issues alerts in Goma

Health officials are on high alert for potential spread to Goma, North Kivu province's capital and largest city.

Dec 12, 2018
Bloodstream infection bacteremia

Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia

Results indicate that a 7-day course of antibiotics is not inferior to a 14-day course.

Dec 11, 2018

Dec 11, 2018
Ebola ambulance team

Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak

A lead WHO official says the most recent wave of cases has proved especially challenging, with cases widely dispersed.

Dec 11, 2018
Big Mac hamburger and french fries

McDonald's sets timeline to cut antibiotics in beef supply

Starting in 2022, the company will begin reporting progress on meeting targets for medically important drugs.

Dec 10, 2018

Dec 10, 2018
Ebola vaccination

DRC Ebola cases approach 500 as infections continue

With 13 new illnesses in 3 days and 8 older ones just confirmed, the outbreak has now reached 498 cases.

Dec 10, 2018
Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

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