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Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the city.

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

64% of antibiotics sold in India 'illegal': study

Nearly two-thirds of multi-drug antibiotic cocktails sold in India between 2007 and 2012 were unapproved, said researchers on Monday, warning such "illegal" compounds were fuelling the spread of drug-resistant diseases.

As KFC shuns some antibiotics, US chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano

As KFC shuns some antibiotics, US chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano

To meet increasing demand for meat raised without certain antibiotics, top US chicken company Tyson Foods Inc and rival producers are turning to sanitizing wipes, bacteria-reducing fog and even oregano to keep birds healthy.

Private clinics prescribe unnecessary antibiotics: HMC

Private clinics prescribe unnecessary antibiotics: HMC

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has cautioned the public about improper antibiotic use pointing to a landmark study that indicates nearly half of antibiotics prescribed by private clinics in Qatar may be unnecessary.

Thai king's health 'unstable' as crowd holds vigil

Thai king's health 'unstable' as crowd holds vigil

The health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is "still unstable", the palace said late on Wednesday, with the 88-year-old on a ventilator and battling a new infection as crowds gathered to pray outside his Bangkok hospital.

Fighting infections with viruses, as antibiotics fail

Fighting infections with viruses, as antibiotics fail

When doctors told Christophe Novou that his leg would have to be amputated at the hip due to a raging bacterial infection, the 47-year-old Frenchman thought about killing himself.