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A class of antibiotics called quinolones is raising concerns after some patients report becoming very ill after taking them. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Last year, a young lawyer with drug-resistant tuberculosis travelled overseas despite the fact that he was on the U.S. no-fly list, sparking a media storm and bringing the lung disease back into national awareness.
Over the weekend, there were more reports of students being diagnosed with a dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph infection known as MRSA. A medical expert from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine explains the risks of the sometimes-deadly bacteria.
China announced Tuesday its chief food and drug official has been executed for accepting bribes. Independent Television News reports from the region on the investigation that led to his execution.
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists spent two years trawling the oceans for bacteria and viruses, and in the process discovered 6 million new genes, doubling the number known on Earth and holding promise for new antibiotics and alternative energy sources.
Fearing a possible rash of anthrax infections among those exposed earlier this year, federal health officials announced today they will offer the anthrax vaccine and 40 more days of antibiotics to the thousands of postal and Capitol Hill workers.
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