HSS highlights recent progress against antibiotic resistance

November 17, 2017
As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, HHS has released a progress report summarizing achievements made during the first 2 years of implementing…

Health agencies kick off World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 13, 2017
Today marks the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week — an event led by WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

EPA approves use of bacterium for mosquito control

November 10, 2017
The EPA has approved the use of a common bacterium to kill mosquitos capable of spreading diseases to humans. The agency said this week that it would…
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Asian tiger mosquito greater vector for Zika virus after second feeding

November 9, 2017
BALTIMORE — A second feeding for invasive mosquitoes spreading in the United States and Europe may make it more likely to spread Zika and other…
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Yellow fever outbreaks in nonhuman primates pose ‘considerable risk’ to humans

November 7, 2017
A yellow fever outbreak driven by epizootic transmission in Brazil highlights the importance of monitoring mosquito populations and nonhuman primate…

WHO asks farmers to stop using antibiotics in healthy animals

November 7, 2017
To preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans, WHO is calling for an end to their use in healthy animals. In new guidelines, WHO recommends…
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Deforestation creates habitat for mosquito vectors

November 3, 2017
Deforestation creates a habitat preferred by mosquitoes that transmit human diseases, according to researchers. Most disease-vector mosquito…

Top stories to read on One Health Day

November 3, 2017
According to the CDC, the goal of One Health is to encourage collaboration between multiple disciplines locally, nationally and globally to improve…

As Madagascar plague outbreak loosens grip, concerns linger

November 1, 2017
An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has started to decline in recent weeks, with 12 previously affected districts reporting no new confirmed or…
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Schistosomiasis increases HIV risk in African women

November 1, 2017
A half-century of progress fighting schistosomiasis in China is being jeopardized by land-use patterns and landscape connectivity, which are…