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Paratek Submits NDAs for Oral & IV Formulations of Omadacycline
The broad-spectrum investigational antibiotic has been developed for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
Motif Bio Receives Award for More Iclaprim Testing
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded Motif Bio with $120,000 that will fund in vitro testing for the development of iclaprim to benefit patients with cystic fibrosis who have lung infections.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—January 28, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
WHO's New Surveillance System Finds High Levels of Antibiotic Resistance Worldwide
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first report on antibiotic resistance surveillance data.
Certain Flu-Fighting Antibodies Associated with Less Viral Shedding
Findings from a new National Institutes of Health study may have important implications for flu vaccine development.
Can Breathing Exercises Reduce the Risk of Postoperative Infections & Antibiotic Use Following Abdominal Surgery?
Historically, postoperative pulmonary complications have been the most common serious adverse event following upper abdominal surgery, with incidence rates ranging from 10% to 50%.
Flu Wreaking Havoc on Hospitals, Infection Control Practices Struggling
As this season’s flu continues to drive patients to hospitals in droves, an IV bag shortage and tapped out staffing makes infection control particularly difficult.
Schools Close in Response to Most Severe Flu Season Since 2009
As flu cases continue to rapidly increase this season, school districts around the country have taken to closing schools in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
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