News & Perspective

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Aerial spraying airplane

Officials: Aerial spraying cut Zika mosquitoes in Miami

A report today says spraying with naled and Bti to target Aedes aegypti was effective.

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Sep 23, 2016

News Scan for Sep 23, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Sabin polio shot
ILI in children

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016
Petri dish in lab

GAO finds 11 more breaches at high-security labs

The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.

Sep 22, 2016
St. Kitts mountains

Some Zika 'firsts' as disease spreads across Caribbean

As St. Kitts and Nevis reports the disease, Guatemala notes its first related birth defects.

Sep 22, 2016

News Scan for Sep 22, 2016

MERS cases in Saudi Arabia
Malaria drug trial
Summer flu review
H5 in Taiwan, Netherlands, Antarctica
Sep 22, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Sep 22, 2016

New AMR 'conscience' alliance
Campylobacter resistance

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
NDM-1  Enterobacter cloacae

UN leaders pledge to fight antimicrobial resistance

The UN declaration, however, did not set any targets for reduced use of antibiotics in humans and animals.

Sep 21, 2016
Neisseria gonorrhoeae

CDC reports first highly resistant gonorrhea in US

A cluster in Hawaii involves bacteria with high resistance to azithromycin and reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone.

Sep 21, 2016
Great cormorant

Russian waterfowl finding prompts FAO warning about H5N8 spread

Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.

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