An enterovirusoutbreak that started in the Midwest has spread across the US, mainly affecting children. A few kids in Colorado with the respiratory illness have also suffered from paralysis, and experts are investigating whether the symptoms are connected.
Speaking of Ebola, a new vaccine is being tested on humans. And speaking of dengue, a recent trial on its own vaccine apparently went well. Both would be the first vaccines against their respective viruses.
The Atlantic has a story on the history of tuberculosis vaccine attempts, as well as a recent outbreaks in an El Paso, Texas nursery.
Virginia Hughes pondered why there isn't a broader effort to vaccinate dogs in order to lower rabies rates at her National Geographic blog. Meanwhile, an effort to do just that has helped lower cases of rabies in Bangladesh, according to the World Health Organization.
And speaking of rabies, check out this video of a rabid bat attacking a camper who's playing a guitar in the woods.
The US government announceda new strategy to help curb antibiotic-resistant bugs. But as Susan Cosier at OnEarth points out, the plan doesn't address the use of antibiotics in agriculture, which is a major source of antibiotic-resistance.
Still, some companies are voluntarily forgoing antibiotics. Perdue recently announced that they would stop feeding certain antibiotics to their chickens. Maryn McKenna has context at her Wired blog.