Thousands in Bangladesh Defy Coronavirus Lockdown for Funeral: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTens of thousands of people attended a funeral prayer for Maulana Jubayer Ahmed Ansari, a senior member of a Muslim party, in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh, on Saturday.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Politician’s funeral in Bangladesh draws 100,000, prompting fears of a new outbreak. Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis ignored a…

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Study reveals raw-type dog foods as a major source of multidrug-resistant bacteria that could potentially colonize humans

New research due to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)* reveals that raw-type dog foods contain high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including those resistant to last-line antibiotics. The potential transfer of such bacteria between dogs and humans is an international public health risk, conclude the authors who…

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Study suggests pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to their owners

New research due to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)* has identified genetically identical multidrug-resistant bacteria in humans and their pets, suggesting human-animal transfer is possible in this context. However only a small number of cases were found, suggesting this is not a major source of antibiotic-resistant…

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C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say

Sloppy laboratory practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caused contamination that rendered the nation’s first coronavirus tests ineffective, federal officials confirmed on Saturday. Two of the three C.D.C. laboratories in Atlanta that created the coronavirus test kits violated their own manufacturing standards, resulting in the agency sending tests that did not work…

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Germany Begins Broad Antibody Testing to Assess Spread of Coronavirus; Israel Relaxes Restrictions: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageDr. Dafni Metaxa take a blood sample in a Munich household as part of random sampling for antibodies to the coronavirus.Credit…Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times Germany, seeking a path out of lockdown, begins broad random testing for antibodies. While other nations are still struggling to test for…

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