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Global Virome Project Will Spend Next 10 Years Identifying Unknown Viruses in the Wild
The Global Virome Project is set to launch in 2018, and will spend the next 10 years working to identify as many as 827,000 unknown viruses in the wild.
New Study Finds No Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide
As flu activity continues to decline in the United States, some states are still reporting a record number of flu illnesses, as a new study debunks concerns that the use of Tamiflu may lead to increased suicide risk in teens.
Developing an Alternative Approach for Treating MDR <i>Klebsiella pneumoniae</i>
Scientists from the NIH and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School are in the process of developing a promising alternative to antibiotic treatments for multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria.
New Clinical Trials To Test Monoclonal Antibodies for Prevention of Widespread Bacterial Infections
The Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG) is working to enroll patients in clinical trials of 2 investigational monoclonal antibodies, with the ultimate goal of reducing antimicrobial resistance.
FDA Warns Of Fraudulent Flu Medications As Season Winds Down
Flu activity is down for the second week in a row in the United States, but as the flu season still has several weeks to go, the FDA has issued a warning about counterfeit flu medications.
PCVs Effective, But Efficacy Wanes Over Time
New research from Australia supports the use of booster doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, but it shows overall effectiveness is high.
MSF Publishes Significant Findings From the Field on Drug-Resistant TB: Public Health Watch
These landmark results are from a field study assessing the safety and efficacy of combination therapy with delamanid and bedaquiline in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
WHO Launches New Guidance On Cryptococcal Meningitis
At CROI 2018, the World Health Organization released updated guidelines for cryptococcal disease in HIV-infected adults.