News & Perspective

Jun 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Baby head measurement

Microcephaly case series points to need for expanded Zika screening

A large series reveals some brain damage in babies with normal head size.

Jun 30, 2016
Malaria mosquito

New studies describe roadblocks in malaria prevention

Both a promising vaccine and mass distribution of repellents failed to protect.

Jun 30, 2016
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

FDA clears test for genetic markers of antibiotic resistance

The test checks patient specimens for the presence of 5 different genetic markers.

Jun 30, 2016

News Scan for Jun 30, 2016

More yellow fever
Saudi MERS cases
New chikungunya cases
FDA on raw dough
H5N1 in Ghana
Hand sanitizer rule
Jun 30, 2016

Drug Resistance Scan for Jun 30, 2016

Antibiotic-resistant bacteremia decisions
MRSA prevention at VA facilities

Jun 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
Candida

CDC issues warning on multidrug-resistant yeast infection

Candida auris has caused deadly hospital infections in several nations since 2009.

Jun 29, 2016
Pregnant belly

As more Saudi MERS noted, study details risks in pregnant patients

In the study, 4 of 5 pregnancies had poor outcomes, with 2 maternal deaths.

Jun 29, 2016
Ebola PAPR

US Ebola study highlights immune system clues for severe disease

Patients with severe disease had high viral levels and extreme immune-system overreaction that led to destruction of healthy tissues.

Jun 29, 2016

News Scan for Jun 29, 2016

HPV vaccine in older women
West Nile and cognitive issues
Promising norovirus candidate vaccines
Jun 29, 2016

Flu Scan for Jun 29, 2016

H5N1 detections include zoo lions
Rising flu in Southern Hemisphere

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