News & Perspective

Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016
St. Petersburg map

First local Zika case detected outside of South Florida

A case in Pinellas County is the first non-travel–related case outside of the Miami area.

Aug 23, 2016
Blurry gurney

CDC urges fast action on preventing, treating sepsis

The condition strikes quickly and can lead to tissue failure, organ damage, and death.

Aug 23, 2016
baby goat

More MERS in Saudi Arabia as antibody therapies get funding

In a related development, a new study suggests goats, sheep, and horses aren't likely to pass MERS-CoV to humans.

Aug 23, 2016

News Scan for Aug 23, 2016

Hepatitis found in scallops
Fecal transplant trial
Meningitis C in Niger
Bagpipe lung
Experimental Ebola drug

Aug 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
Insecticide canisters

Florida governor allocates funds to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

The money will be spent on added staff, spraying, and community outreach.

Aug 22, 2016
DA Henderson

Infectious disease field loses 'commander-in-chief' D.A. Henderson

Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.

Aug 22, 2016

News Scan for Aug 22, 2016

New chikungunya cases
Ohio Crypto outbreak
Resistant E coli in drinking water
African Salmonella

Aug 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016
South Beach Miami

Zika spread confirmed in Miami Beach

A 2nd confirmed transmission area in Miami causes federal officials to expand their travel advisory and alert health providers of the risks.

Aug 19, 2016
Antibiotics prescription

Experts propose global targets for cutting antibiotic use

Global health experts urge the UN to set worldwide targets for reduced antibiotic consumption.

Aug 19, 2016

ASP News Scan for Aug 19, 2016

MCR-1 in UTI in Switzerland
Burden of bloodstream infections
MRSA and fatal flu infections

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