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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—February 4, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
2017-2018 Flu Season Is A Wake-Up Call Says CDC Acting Director
The CDC’s acting director provides a somber flu update and stresses the need to stay vigilant against the virus.
CDC Reports 16 New Pediatric Flu Deaths
Despite a new report indicating that the flu vaccine hasn’t been very effective in North America this year, health officials say it’s still a valuable weapon against this severe flu season.
ACIP Releases Updated Adult Immunization Schedule Recommendations
The CDC’s ACIP voted to approve updated adult immunization schedule recommendations for adults aged 19 years or older.
How Will Corporate America's Latest
The recent announcement that e-retailing giant Amazon, investment bank JP Morgan Chase, and multinational holding company Berkshire Hathaway are starting a health insurance company has incited mixed emotions among public health professionals.
Oral Smallpox Treatment Gains FDA NDA Acceptance and Priority Review
Should SIGA's drug be approved, it will be the first treatment available for the deadly disease.
Multidrug-Resistant Strain of Malaria Spread Undetected in Cambodia For Years
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and collaborators find that a multidrug-resistant strain of malaria spread throughout Cambodia 5 years before clinical resistance was even reported.
Paratek Submits NDAs for Oral & IV Formulations of Omadacycline
The broad-spectrum investigational antibiotic has been developed for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.