News & Perspective

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
Brazil couple

Zika data point to sexual transmission in women

Women in the sexually active age-group are much more likely than men to be infected with Zika virus.

May 27, 2016

News Scan for May 27, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
Curtain closing on US flu season
FDA import risk protocol

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
DNA testing

Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Human and animal samples tested positive.

May 26, 2016
Zika virus from microcephaly case

New estimate puts Zika microcephaly risk at 1% to 13%

In addition, Spain has reported a microcephaly case related to Zika virus infection.

May 26, 2016
WHO Ebola response

WHA OKs new WHO health emergencies program

The program is part of efforts to respond better to global health crises and signifies one of the biggest changes in WHO history.

May 26, 2016
Cow inspection

OIE aims to strengthen regulation of animal antibiotics

A primary focus is on strengthening the regulation of veterinary medicines.

May 26, 2016

News Scan for May 26, 2016

Last FMSA rule final
H7N9 case in China
Strep in pregnant women
Pseudomonas phage therapy

May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016
Zika baby

More eye problems found in babies with Zika-linked microcephaly

Also, Consumer Reports warns that some plant-based repellents don't work well against Aedes mosquitoes.

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

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