Today’s WHO statement reflects 3 new cases, pushing the outbreak total to 44. There are now 3 confirmed cases, along with 21 suspected and 20 probable ones. Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which leads the clinical treatment arm of the response, said 23 deaths have been reported, an increase of 3 since the WHO’s last update.
In recent weeks there has been a surge in media interest about a virus called human T-lymphotropic virus I (HTLV-1) that is present among the Indigenous Australians living in communities around the…
Antibiotic resistance adds nearly $1,400 to the bill for treating a bacterial infection and costs the nation more than $2 billion annually, according to a study yesterday in Health Affairs.
The study, which is the first national estimate of the incremental costs for treating antibiotic-resistant infections, also found that the share of bacterial infections in the United States that were antibiotic resistant more than doubled over 13 years, rising from 5.2% in 2002 to 11% in 2014.
The potential risks associated with “toilet plume” aerosols produced by flush toilets is a subject of continuing study. This review examines the evidence regarding toilet plume bioaerosol generation and infectious disease transmission.