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Months after the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak, officials still haven’t found the source. (AP)
Whatever happened to the H5N1 bird flu threat? (STAT)
Scientists are looking into “microorganisms living in or on insects that produce antimicrobial compounds, some of which may hold the key to developing new antibiotic drugs.” (NPR)
Measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases “keep you healthy and fight cancer.” That’s what the wife of Donald Trump’s communications director said on Twitter. Really.
Kristen Langlois, DO, writes about losing her attending to suicide in KevinMD.
Ahead of standing trial in March for federal conspiracy, Honolulu’s former deputy city prosecutor faces a new indictment against her and her physician brother for illegally selling opioids. (Honolulu Civil Beat)
According to a new survey by Accenture, Millennials and GenZers aren’t big fans of the current state of healthcare.
“If Stephen King could write an infectious disease novel, he would write about prions like this.” That’s what a Minnesota health official told the Twin Cities Pioneer Press about chronic wasting disease, the prion disease affecting deer and elk. (Actually, King did write one, but it was about influenza.)
A company supplying talc for Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder filed for bankruptcy. (Reuters)
An Iowa jury said the state should pay $120,000 to a transgender nurse who had been barred from using the male restroom at work, a women’s prison. (Iowa City Press-Citizen)
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