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Drug-resistant superbug that killed Nevada woman may be more widespread than previously known

NEW YORK — One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1,448 more words

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Rare superbug resistant to all US antibiotics kills Nevada woman: reports

A Nevada woman died from a superbug she contracted while traveling in India, and the bug resisted all major antibiotics produced in the U.S. when she was treated, according to multiple reports. 401 more words

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CDC updates HPV vaccine recommendation; Utah remains among least-vaccinated states


SALT LAKE CITY — Many parents will be happy to know the new CDC recommendation for the vaccine against the HPV, Human Papillomavirus.

Instead of three shots spread out over six-months to a year, there are only two shots required now. 290 more words

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Flu cases increasing in Virginia, now widespread

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that influenza cases are increasing in Virginia and is now widespread, according to Patient First. 386 more words

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Texas A&M garners $10 million grant to establish center, fight vector-borne diseases

by Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife recently received a substantial monetary boost to bolster its aggressive fight to stem the spread of vector-borne diseases for the public good, said Dr. 735 more words

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