News & Perspective

May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016
Zika baby

More eye problems found in babies with Zika-linked microcephaly

In other developments, Consumer Reports notes which repellents work well against Aedes mosquitoes, which can transmit the virus, and warns that some plant-based products perform poorly.

May 25, 2016

News Scan for May 25, 2016

Cow antibiotics and methane output
MERS antibodies in camel calves
Ricin vaccine funds
May 25, 2016

Flu Scan for May 25, 2016

Racial bias and flu vaccine uptake
H7N9 cases vs clusters

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

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