News & Perspective

Aug 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017
Pigs at state fair

CDC reports 3 more fair-linked variant flu cases

The CDC announced 3 variant flu cases among fairgoers in North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Aug 18, 2017

News Scan for Aug 18, 2017

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Zika birth defects
More Salmonella cases
Avian flu outbreaks
Aug 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 18, 2017

Antifungal susceptibility testing
Bacteriophage therapy
Expanded AMR monitoring

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Antifungal development gets new attention

With resistance emerging to a limited set of treatment options, new drugs for invasive fungal infections are desperately needed.

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Aug 17, 2017

News Scan for Aug 17, 2017

H3N2v genetic findings
Job-related Campylobacter and Salmonella
H5N8 outbreaks

Aug 16, 2017

Aug 16, 2017
Somalia measles vaccination

Continued measles spread in Somalia crisis prompts WHO call for donor support

The WHO and its partners need the funding boost to stop measles transmission with a campaign in November to immunize 4.2 million children.

Aug 16, 2017

News Scan for Aug 16, 2017

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Zika semen findings
Cyclospora cases rise
Aug 16, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 16, 2017

MDR- and XDR-TB in China
Patient empowerment tool for hand hygiene

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

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