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Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Hospitals Too High, New Study Suggests
In a new international study, a team of European authors says that antibiotic use for preventative purposes is too high in pediatric hospitals, prompting a call for better antibiotic stewardship efforts.
Study Finds Pertussis Vaccines
Investigators set out to find out why pertussis rates in the United States have been rising steadily despite the availability of a vaccine.
The first case of gonorrhea resistant to available first-line antibiotics has been reported in the United Kingdom.
CDC Requests New High Containment Lab
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has requested funds for a new high containment lab; let's give it to them.
Influenza B Causes Another Spike in Flu Hospitalizations for March
Health officials around the United States are still recommending the flu shot for late-season protection against the second wave of flu caused by influenza B.
Aggressive Containment Combats Spread of Nightmare Bacteria
Coordinated efforts with health departments at the local and state levels are protecting individuals by stopping the spread of new and unusual types of antibiotic resistance throughout the United States.
Mumps Outbreak Springs Up Among Attendees of Mexican Dance Events in Delaware
Health officials are in the process of investigating a mumps outbreak that has sprung up among attendees of Mexican dance events in Delaware.
Solving the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance: The UN Can't Do It Alone
Here’s what needs to be addressed in order to make real progress in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, according to Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy.