Monthly Archives: February 2017

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 18 February 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) reported to WHO the results of genetic sequencing on virus isolates from two previously reported cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus from Guangdong province. Changes at the cleavage site of the HA gene suggestive of being highly […]

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Drugs similar to aspirin, ibuprofen could help treat sepsis, study suggests

A potentially life-saving treatment for sepsis has been under our noses for decades in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) most people have in their medicine cabinets, a new… …read more

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Study reports multidrug resistant bacteria found in hospital sinks

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. …read more

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Study finds resistant infections rising, with longer hospital stays for US children

Infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics are occurring more frequently in U.S. …read more

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Scientists close in on cracking ‘Enigma Code’ of common cold

Scientists at the Universities of York, Leeds, and Helsinki say they are a step closer to cracking, what researchers have dubbed, the ‘Enigma Code’ of the common cold virus. …read more

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