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Amoxicillin Alone May Be As Effective As Combo Therapy at Treating Pneumonia in Children
The results of a new study show that prescribing 1 antibiotic to treat community-acquired pneumonia in children may be as effective as the usual 2-antibiotic treatment, in most cases.
Egg-Based Flu Vaccines Offer Lower Levels of Protection Against Certain Virus Subtypes
Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have discovered why egg-based influenza vaccines offer a lower level of protection against H3N2 viruses.
Theravance Biopharma Shares Positive New Data on VIBATIV at CHEST Meeting
At this year’s annual CHEST meeting, Theravance Biopharma investigators report positive new data pertaining to VIBATIV gleaned from the TOUR study.
The World Remains Off Target to End TB by 2035
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the #1 infectious killer, worldwide, surpassing HIV / AIDS, according to the latest global TB report from the World Health Organization.
Could a Centuries-Old Ritual Increase the Spread of Plague in Madagascar?
The plague outbreak in Madagascar appears to be winding down, but will a centuries-old ritual reverse the progress?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 22, 2017
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Procalcitonin Shows Promise in Antibiotic Therapy
A proven marker of host response to bacterial infection may help providers avoid contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistance.
A Shampoo Bottle Is Saving the Lives of Children with Pneumonia
One doctor in Bangladesh has created a low-cost continuous positive airway pressure device out of an empty shampoo bottle; a study finds that the device cut pneumonia mortality rates by 75%.
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