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FDA Approves Generic Oseltamivir Phosphate Capsules
According to a press release issued by the manufacturer, the products are the therapeutic equivalent to Genentech’s Tamiflu capsules.
Bacteriophage, Disease, and the Microbiome
A symposium at ASM Microbe 2019 considered some specific examples of how bacteriophage shape the microbiome and also zoomed out for a higher-altitude view of the microbiome.
Drugs in the Pipeline for Gram-positive, <i>C difficile</i>, and Non-tuberculosis Mycobacterial Infections
A look at the latest developments in drugs intended to quell gram-positive pathogens, including Clostridioides difficile and non-tuberculosis  mycobacterial infections, as presented at ASM Microbe 2019.
Can Cannabidiol Fight Drug-Resistant Gram-Positive Bacteria?
Australian investigators conducted an assessment to determine if cannabidiol was effective at killing a range of gram-positive bacteria.
2019 Marks 2 Decades Since the Arrival of West Nile Virus in the US
With the arrival of summer in the United States, health officials are reminding the public to take precautions to avoid West Nile virus.
Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
A new study found that infants fully vaccinated against rotavirus were 33% less likely to develop type 1 diabetes later in life than children who didn’t receive the vaccine.
New Tech Helps Cut Down on Catheter-Associated UTI Rates
External female catheter could be 1 strategy to reduce the prevalence of CAUTIs.
Multiple Site Testing for MRSA Carriage Increases Detection by 25%
The research team used single site testing for 1442 (32%) patients with 54 positive (4%) results. Multiple site testing was performed on 3037 (68%) patients and 255 (8%) were positive from at least 1 site tested.
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