A study today in the journal Family Practice reports that a rapid, multi-viral point-of-care test for respiratory infections was easy to use, acceptable to patients and clinicians, and appeared to influence clinical reasoning about antibiotics.
The study provides clear evidence of the power of childhood vaccines on reducing the antibiotic resistance burden.
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health (MOH) today reported another MERS-CoV case, the fourth case in September.
The new MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) case involves a 39-year-old man from Al Hofuf in the eastern part of the country. The man had contact with a camel, the most common primary risk factor associated with contracting MERS.
According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) online dashboard, 10 new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising the outbreak total to 2,852, and 380 suspected cases are still under investigation.
Fatalities have passed the 1,900 mark, to stand at 1,905, after seven new deaths from the virus were confirmed today.
Over the weekend and through today the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) health ministry reported 16 more lab-confirmed Ebola cases, 13 of them from Katwa, the outbreak's current hot spot. Also, in a Feb 9 update, health officials reported 7 more probable cases, all from Katwa involving people who became ill in November and December and died between November and January.
A new study based on 80,000 children shows no association between prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study is published in Pediatrics.
In its latest epidemiologic update, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported late last week that 2,472 cases of measles had been confirmed in 11 countries in the Americas in 2018. PAHO said Venezuela and Brazil recorded the most activity, with more than 2,200 confirmed cases between them.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that Secretary Sonny Perdue has authorized the movement of a modified, noninfectious version of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, off the coast of New York, to the US mainland for vaccine development and research purposes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new assessment of international cities most at risk for yellow fever transmission, and Miami made the cut.
The study used flight data from 2016 to track cities that play host to both the Aedes aegypti mosquito (the vector that carries yellow fever) and visitors from yellow fever–endemic areas.
Days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said kratom, a plant used as an opioid substitute, was behind a multistate outbreak of Salmonella illness, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Botany Bay, Enhance Your Life, and Divinity by Divinity Products Distribution of Grain Valley, Mo., agreed to stop selling all products containing kratom, and voluntarily destroyed a high vo