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1 in 4 Die of Acute Infections in South African City with High HIV Rate
New research suggests that too many patients with acute infections are dying in one South African city affected by high rates of HIV and TB.
New Drugs, Vaccines Continue to Advance in the Global Fight Against MERS-CoV: Public Health Watch
The virus associated with the Middle East may or may not pose a threat to the United States, but researchers here are still working hard to find treatments and preventative vaccines.
Lefamulin Meets All Primary Endpoints in LEAP 2 Phase 3 Trial for the Treatment of CABP
Nabriva Therapeutics plans to file a New Drug Application with the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Test for Bacteria vs Virus Doesn't Influence Antibiotic Prescribing
Procalcitonin levels can help differentiate bacterial and viral infections but did not influence antibiotic prescribing in hospital emergency departments.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 13, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top five infectious disease articles from this past week.
New Report Highlights the Need for Improved Enterovirus and Parechovirus Surveillance
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call for better surveillance of enteroviruses and parechoviruses following outbreaks of respiratory illness and hand, foot, and mouth disease.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—May 6, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
Proposed Budget Cuts to Global Health Might Be Bad Medicine for State Economies: Public Health Watch Report
A new report by Global Health Technologies Coalition assesses the economic impact of cuts to global health R&D on the economies of US states.
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