News & Perspective

Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Blood pint photo

FDA seeks US-wide Zika blood screening; sexual transmission concerns grow

No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks from those with asymptomatic infections, emerging GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and problems during the first months for infected babies.

Aug 26, 2016
Bangkok airport

Imported MERS case in Thailand is country's third

In another MERS development, Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced an illness in a man from Taif whose exposure is under investigation.

Aug 26, 2016

News Scan for Aug 26, 2016

Drug-resistant leprosy
More H3N2v cases in fairgoers
H9N2 case in China
H5N1 outbreaks in Togo

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
Zika virus

Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.

Aug 25, 2016

News Scan for Aug 25, 2016

Estimates of severe MERS
New FSMA guidance
TB rates in India
Intussusception and rotavirus vaccine
Aug 25, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Aug 25, 2016

Antibiotic overprescribing
MRSA and diabetic foot infections

Aug 24, 2016

Aug 24, 2016
Pallm Beach skyline

New Zika case in Florida's Palm Beach County

In another development today, the CDC announced $6.8 million more to help with  outbreak response.

Aug 24, 2016
Baby with thermometer

Genetic tests could speed infection diagnosis in infants

Two studies show the potential of genetics to quickly tell bacterial from viral infections in feverish infants.

Aug 24, 2016

News Scan for Aug 24, 2016

Favipiravir benefits for Ebola
Polio emergency continues
Aug 24, 2016

Flu Scan for Aug 24, 2016

Pika avian flu clues
Global flu update

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