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Infection Control News: Sept 17-21, 2018Sep212018

Taking probiotics to reduce the risk for common acute infections might also be linked with a reduction in antibiotic use among children and infants, according to a meta-analysis published in the European Journal of Public Health. News

UMN researchers discover influenza virus doesn’t replicate equally in all cells. News

Experimental nasal influenza vaccine tested in kids, teens: NIH-supported Phase 1 trial of potential broadly protective vaccine. News

Optimized arylomycins are a new class of Gram-negative antibiotics. Journal

Vancouver lab hopes E. coli treatment could help cure Crohn’s disease. News.

A naturally occurring antibiotic active against drug-resistant tuberculosis. News

Scientists warn of global crisis over failure to tackle tuberculosis. With 10 million new cases each year, outcome of UN summit in New York could prove crucial. News

Telehealth promotes antimicrobial stewardship in rural settings. NewsUS CDC announces global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge. CDC website

Organ wait list shortcut: Patients accepting kidneys, hearts infected with hepatitis C. News

Scientists develop ‘cooling’ protective suits for Ebola workers. News

Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak kills 30; Amnesty International blames govt’s healthcare system for epidemic. News

Could “nudging” primary care physicians improve influenza vaccine uptake?—Public Health Watch News

Scientists are turning Zika virus into a weapon against brain cancer. News

Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infections to 118 people, CDC reports. News

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