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Apr 26, 2017
Liberia map

Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deaths

A WHO official said the hospital cluster involves 17 illnesses, 9 of them fatal, and specimens from 6 people who died tested negative for Ebola.

Jan 12, 2017

News Scan for Jan 12, 2017

More H7N9 in China
Fractional polio vaccine
Hand washing at fairs
Oct 14, 2016

News Scan for Oct 14, 2016

WHO candidates weigh in
Monkeypox outbreak
H5N1 in Laos
CDC progress, goals
Sep 02, 2016
Liquid soap

FDA: No antimicrobial agents in over-the-counter soap

The FDA said certain ingredients were no more effective in killing germs than plain soap and water.

Jun 30, 2016

News Scan for Jun 30, 2016

More yellow fever
Saudi MERS cases
New chikungunya cases
FDA on raw dough
H5N1 in Ghana
Hand sanitizer rule
Jun 22, 2016

News Scan for Jun 22, 2016

Saudi MERS update
Drug-resistant TB in kids
Speeding multi-site studies
Jun 15, 2016

News Scan for Jun 15, 2016

ECDC MCR-1 report
H7N9 cases in China
Ebola fatality risk
Predicting contagion
May 13, 2016
Gut bacteria

White House launches microbiome research project

Initiatives are aimed to further knowledge of the microbiome's benefit to human life and planetary function.

May 12, 2016
Pills spilling from bottle

FDA issues safety warning on fluoroquinolone antibiotics

The agency warned clinicians that the serious side effects outweigh the benefits for simple infections.

Mar 11, 2016

News Scan for Mar 11, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Avian flu in China and France
Wisconsin bloodstream infections

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