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  • Anti-infective therapy for infections caused by drug-resistant gram-negative pathogens now in Phase I study June 19, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Biopharmaceutical company, Qpex Biopharma, announced this week the initiation of a Phase 1 study of QPX9003, a next generation intravenous (IV)-administered synthetic polymyxin for infections caused by drug-resistant gram-negative pathogens. “Infections due to multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter sp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa have resulted in an increased reliance on polymyxin antibiotics originally discovered over 60 […]
  • Japan on target for another 5000+ syphilis cases this year June 19, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Syphilis was a major issue in Japan decades ago until shortly after the end of World War II, but the total reported cases declined to several hundred annually until 2011, when a rebound began. In the most recent years–2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 saw more than 5,000 cases and 6,000 cases. Looking at […]
  • Panama reports 11 hantavirus cases year to date, one death June 19, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews So far in 2021, 11 cases of hantavirus have been registered in Panama, of which 6 cases have been classified as Cardiopulmonary Syndrome due to Hantavirus (SCPH) and 5 cases as hantavirus fever (FH), reported the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health. The regions that have been affected by the hanta […]
  • Argentina reports 1st mucormycosis death in man who had COVID-19 June 19, 2021
    By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The first death due to the “black fungus”, mucormycosis, has been reported in Argentina, according to a El Litoral report. The case was a 35-year-old man who had untreated diabetes and had COVID-19 and was hospitalized in a clinic in Lomas de Zamora. It is the first case of deaths from mucormycosis in the […]

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