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School gives warning on meningitis

...Medical College of Georgia. If a young child in infected, health officials will usually give preventive antibiotics such as rifampin or Cipro to the child's close contacts, family and classmates for 72 to 96 hours, Dr. Woeltje said. The danger of infection...
Studies say coated catheters effective against bloodstream infections

...M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston found similar results using catheters coated with the antibiotics minocycline and rifampin. The study, financed by the center's University Cancer Foundation, used catheters supplied by Cook Critical Care of Bloomington...
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Richmond meningitis case appears to be isolated

...were in contact with him, said Frank Rumph, director of the department's East Central Health District. The antibiotic Rifampin can be used as an oral vaccine and remains effective for two to three years, according to the state Department of Human Resources...
TB testing to continue at Butler High School

...being treated with other drugs.According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 percent of the 10,528 cases of TB in 2011 were resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, the other drug used to combat the disease.
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...ones human TB patients take. Zoo veterinarian Michael Richard said Irene spat out a dose of a bitter-tasting TB drug called rifampin and then refused - for an entire year - to open up on command. She also apparently didn't like having her blood taken from...
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FDA approves first new drug for tuberculosis in 25 years

...month. In studies in South Africa, rifapentine was used in combination with other current TB drugs, isoniazid, pyrazinamid and ethambutol. It had similar cure rates to the current combination, which involves those drugs and rifampin.
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Multidrug-resistant TB emerging worldwide

...percent of TB bacteria were found to be resistant to more than one of four common drugs used to treat the disease: isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol and stroptomycin. The highest rate of multidrug resistance was found in Latvia, where 14.4 percent of samples...
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