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Achaogen's NDA for Plazomicin Accepted for Priority Review
Plazomicin is a next-generation aminoglycoside with in vitro activity against multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
Will 2018 See the End of Polio? Public Health Watch Report
Could 2018 finally be the year polio is eliminated as a global health concern?
Vaccine Effective Against 91% of Bacteria Causing Common Invasive Meningococcal Disease in US
Researchers have found that the 4-component vaccine MenB-4C (Bexsero) is effective against up to 91% of strains of the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, which causes meningococcal disease.
Can Tooth Decay Explain the Pathogenesis of Certain Infectious Diseases?
A review in Trends in Microbiology provides insight into the role of biofilms in the pathogenesis of polymicrobial infectious diseases.
Shingles Vaccine Approved by FDA
The FDA has approved Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline’s recombinant zoster vaccine against shingles, for patients 50 and older.
Solosec Approved for Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common gynecologic infection in the United States, affecting 21 million women between the ages of 14 and 49, each year.
Microbiome in Ear May Play Role in Ear Infections
A new study looks at the role the microbiome of the middle ear may play in ear infections.
Minnesota Measles Outbreak Officially Over
A measles outbreak that affected 79 individuals in the state of Minnesota this spring and summer 2017 was recently declared “over” by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.