News & Perspective

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Zika found in wild mosquitoes; US reviews Wolbachia use

Also, PAHO posts ethics guidance, and Colombia and Costa Rica note microcephaly.

May 24, 2016
E coli bacteria

Study: Different resistant E coli strains can cross-protect

Two strains of bacteria resistant to different antibiotics can protect each other when both drugs are present, the study finds.

May 24, 2016

News Scan for May 24, 2016

Yellow fever immunization
Chikungunya cases top 100,000
4-strain cell-based flu vaccine

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016
Margaret Chan

At WHA, Chan cites Zika, yellow fever policy failures

The WHO director-general says a massive policy failure allowed mosquito control to lapse in the '70s.

May 23, 2016
Woman receiving flu vaccine

Studies say flu vaccine helps pregnant women, heart failure patients

Flu vaccination during pregnancy lowered the risk of acute respiratory infections more than 60%.

May 23, 2016
Ebola health worker

Ebola studies note sexual, breastmilk, healthcare spread

Rapid genetic sequencing was instrumental in identifying transmission chains, one study noted.

May 23, 2016

News Scan for May 23, 2016

Avian flu cases
Pistachio Salmonella outbreak
Flu antigenic mutations

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016
Pregnant woman with doctor

Reporting change, rising cases vault US Zika pregnancy cases to 279

CDC officials said fewer than a dozen birth defects and miscarriages have been reported in pregnant women who were infected with Zika virus.

May 20, 2016
Africa from space

Cape Verde Zika virus matches Americas' strain, threatening Africa

The detection has triggered more efforts to beef up surveillance and testing capacity in African countries.

May 20, 2016
Nurse with pills

Study: Antibiotic stewardship needs proper support

About half of hospitals have a comprehensive program, with 39% reporting all 7 CDC-recommended key elements.

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