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Europe Responds to Recent Measles Outbreaks with Tougher Vaccination Laws
In the wake of Europe’s recent 4-fold increase in measles cases, countries such as Italy, Germany, and Romania are passing tougher laws requiring vaccinations for children being enrolled in school.
Clinical Outcomes of Vancomycin Mono or Combination Therapy with a Beta-Lactam Against MRSA Bacteremia
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is associated with high mortality.
A Peculiar Finding in an Unfamiliar Patient
A rare metallo-ß-lactamase makes its way into the United States via an 84-year-old patient.
Orthopoxvirus Synthesis: The Implications of Publishing Instructions
The publication of a new study poses novel questions for dual-use research of concern and if such work should have been published.
Impact of MRSA on Lymphatic Function Studied by MGH Investigators
Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have made some interesting findings about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureu (MRSA) that may hold the key to curbing lymphatic repercussions. 
Sepsis Survivors Need Better Rehabilitation Care After Hospital Discharge
Rates of re-hospitalization and long-term health effects remain high among sepsis survivors, which is why researchers are outlining ways to help sepsis patients after hospital discharge.
<em>Gardnerella</em> Bacteremia Reported in HIV-Positive Male
Investigators from the University of California San Diego Medical School report on the first case of Gardnerella bacteremia in an HIV-positive male following the placement of a urinary catheter.
Achaogen's NDA for Plazomicin Accepted for Priority Review
Plazomicin is a next-generation aminoglycoside with in vitro activity against multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
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