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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.
Common Food Additive Linked with Increased Virulence of <em>C. difficile</em>
Investigators from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, have discovered that a common food additive, trehalose (an artificial sugar frequently derived from mushrooms or seaweed), can be linked with the increase and severity of outbreaks involving 2 strains of Clostridium difficile.
Widespread Flu Activity Has Tripled in Two Weeks
With 13 more states reporting widespread flu activity in week 51, flu season continued to ramp up in the final weeks of 2017.
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?
Japan Sees New Record Number of Deadly Streptococcal Toxic Shock Infections
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome has been on the rise in recent years in Japan, but health officials still don’t know what’s responsible for the increase in these often-deadly infections.
Tetraphase Submits NDA for Eravacycline for Treatment of Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals submits its New Drug Application to the FDA for its investigational drug candidate, eravacycline, for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections.
Oral Candidate Against ESBL-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Proves Promising in Phase 1 Trial
Achaogen reports “positive top-line results” from phase 1 trial of orally-administered antibacterial candidate C-scape.
Measles Outbreaks in England & Greece Prompt CDC to Issue Travel Watch
The CDC has issued a travel watch due to measles outbreaks in England and Greece.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?