News & Perspective

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Vaccine syringe

Contrary dengue vaccine response hints at possible problems with Zika

It's called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), wherein the dengue vaccine sets up severe disease in those not previously exposed — and it might have repercussions for Zika.

Jul 28, 2016
Microbiology lab technician

Public-private partnership aims to spur new antibiotics

The US-UK partnership will provide $44 million this year and as much as $350 million over 5 years.

Jul 28, 2016
Blood bags

Zika prompts FDA to curb blood collection in Florida

In other developments, the Zika surge continues in Puerto Rico, more US travelers have been infected, and the virus has spread to more Caribbean locations. 

Jul 28, 2016
Wound care

Experts offer guidance for antibiotic stewardship in wound care

Wound care is one of the most common reasons for antibiotic use in hospitals.

Jul 28, 2016

News Scan for Jul 28, 2016

MCR-1 in Hong Kong
College mumps response
Jul 28, 2016

Flu Scan for Jul 28, 2016

Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Danish H7N7 outbreak

Jul 27, 2016

Jul 27, 2016
Petri mouse

Study notes promising Zika antibodies; Florida suspects more local cases

The study sheds light on how Zika antibodies bind to the virus. Also, Florida is investigating four possible local cases now, all from the same two counties: Broward and neighboring Miami-Dade.

Jul 27, 2016
Flu vaccination

Flu vaccine may reduce diabetics' cardiovascular events

Type 2 diabetes patients who were vaccinated had a 30% lower risk of hospitalization for stroke and a 22% lower risk for heart failure.

Jul 27, 2016

News Scan for Jul 27, 2016

Yellow fever in Americas
E coli beef recalls
H7N9 cases in China
Cholera in South Sudan
Jul 27, 2016

Drug Resistance Scan for Jul 27, 2016

CRE risk factors
Drug-resistant C coli cluster


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