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'Superbug' genes discovered in remote region of the Arctic

The findings underscore just how far and wide antibiotic resistance genes have spread, now reaching some of the most far-flung areas of the planet. (iStock) A “superbug” gene that was first detected in India — and allows bacteria to evade “last resort” antibiotics — has now been found thousands of miles away, in a remote region… Read More »

China reports African swine fever outbreak in Ningxia region

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s agriculture ministry on Sunday reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the northwestern region of Ningxia. The outbreak occurred on a farm with 57 live pigs in Yongning county, infecting pigs and killing 13, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement. Reporting by Philip Wen; editing… Read More »

Pacific Northwest VA region picks Carestream image platform

Veterans Affairs hospitals in the Pacific Northwest will move to an integrated enterprise imaging platform to boost efficiency and improve image management. The Pacific Northwest region VA facilities will install Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform within its hospitals in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and parts of Montana. The contract with Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream, announced this past… Read More »