News & Perspective

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Skvortsova, Tedros, and Chan

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO director-general

Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years. 

May 23, 2017
Salmonella

New resistance gene found in Salmonella isolated from chickens

The gene was found in 15 Salmonella isolates from broiler chickens in British Columbia.

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

May 22, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 37 Ebola cases in DRC, 4 deaths

An Ebola treatment center has now been established, which is currently treating five patinets.

May 22, 2017

News Scan for May 22, 2017

Cholera surges in Yemen
Avian flu in Egypt and Russia
Slight chikungunya rise
May 22, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 22, 2017

Pneumonia antibiotic failure
MDR-TB mortality
MDR Salmonella in poultry

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
China poultry market

China confirms 16 new H7N9 cases, 2 fatal

The number of new cases is down a bit from a week ago buts still reflects steady ongoing activity.

May 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 19, 2017

Allergy testing and stewardship
Antibiotic resistance in cattle
Veterinary antibiotic use

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