Mass antibiotic dosing reduces child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

April 25, 2018
The global child mortality rate has declined 56% since 1990, but 15,000 children aged younger than 5 years still die every day, and young children in…


Malaria in 2018: A glass half full

April 25, 2018
April 25 is World Malaria Day. To mark the occasion, Philip J. Rosenthal, MD, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Reports reveal misconceptions about STIs among patients, clinicians

April 24, 2018
Recent survey data showed that most young, sexually active women do not undergo routine screening for sexually transmitted infections because they do…

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VIDEO: E. coli outbreak in rural community linked to bull manure

April 22, 2018
ATLANTA — In this video from the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service conference, Vikram Krishnasamy, MD, MPH, EIS officer in the…

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FDA authorizes first test for C. auris

April 20, 2018
The FDA announced that it has authorized the first test for Candida auris, an emerging health care-associated fungus that is often resistant to…

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Used socks reveal odor that attracts mosquitoes to malaria patients

April 20, 2018
Used socks helped researchers identify compounds in the skin odor of malaria patients that make them more attractive to mosquitoes. Previous research…

SAGE backs recommendation to limit dengue vaccination

April 19, 2018
Upon further review of the dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, WHO and the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization reinforced a recommendation…


FDA announces recall of over 200 million eggs

April 16, 2018
More than 200 million eggs have been recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination, the FDA recently announced. The FDA, along with the…


The good, the bad, and the maybe, about kratom

April 16, 2018
Kratom, a derivative of an Asian evergreen tree, that contains the stimulant mitragynine and narcotic 7-hydroxymitraginine, is used by as many as 5…

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Trained rats more successful in diagnosing TB than standard tests

April 14, 2018
African giant pouched rats that are trained to detect tuberculosis identified hundreds of cases that were missed by clinic-based testing in Tanzania…

1 billion people in Africa to be vaccinated against yellow fever

April 10, 2018
WHO announced today that by 2026, approximately 1 billion people in 27 high-risk African countries will be vaccinated against yellow fever. With…

In the Journals

Patients with Buruli ulcer benefit by delaying surgery decision

April 9, 2018
Study findings suggest that patients being treated for Buruli ulcer benefit from delaying the decision of whether to undergo excision surgery, once…

In the Journals

Researchers identify shortcomings in medical male circumcision education

April 6, 2018
Although male circumcision reduces the likelihood of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60%, a focus on HIV prevention and sex education…

C. auris continues to spread, causing large outbreaks in Europe

April 5, 2018
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, or ECDC, has released a new report demonstrating a substantial increase in the number of…


CDC documents hundreds of cases of ‘unusual’ bacterial resistance in US

April 3, 2018
State and local health departments reported hundreds of cases of rare bacterial resistance in patients in the United States during the first 9 months…

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FDA recalls kratom products due to Salmonella risk

April 3, 2018
The FDA ordered a mandatory recall today of all food products containing powdered kratom that were manufactured, processed or packed by Triangle…

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Program quickly detects lethal hemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Uganda

April 2, 2018
A program in Uganda has greatly reduced the time to detect outbreaks of life-threatening hemorrhagic fever, according to researchers. The program…

Improving social welfare could reduce most TB incidence worldwide

March 29, 2018
Researchers estimated that reaching WHO’s No. 1 Sustainable Development Goal of ending extreme poverty and expanding social protection could…

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Pertussis vaccine, although effective, offers less protection over time

March 28, 2018
The pertussis vaccine is effective, but its protection decreases over time, and coverage has been incomplete, according to researchers. The findings…

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HPV vaccination rates increase substantially among males in US

March 27, 2018
HPV vaccination rates increased substantially among adolescent and young adult males in the first 6 years after routine vaccination was recommended…