News & Perspective

Apr 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
PCR strip

FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test

In other developments, the first US Zika death was reported, local transmission was announced in Saint Barthelemy, and Papua New Guinea made the CDC's travel advisory list.

Apr 29, 2016

News Scan for Apr 29, 2016

Listeria in Dole facility
Flu retreat resumes
Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments
Fecal transplant compatibility
Tdap vaccine effectiveness

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
IV antibiotic

Report: Antibiotic stewardship programs lower infections, improve care

A case-study series from the Pew Charitable Trusts profiles the impact of antibiotic stewardship programs, which also include cost savings.

Apr 28, 2016
Zika sample

HHS supports blood sampling to foster new Zika tests

Case numbers increased in US territories, as did travel-linked ones on the mainland, and little changed last week at the global level.

Apr 28, 2016

News Scan for Apr 28, 2016

Memphis measles outbreak
Yellow fever in Africa
Ebola update
Severe adenovirus illnesses
MCR-1 in Brazil’s livestock
Apr 28, 2016

Flu Scan for Apr 28, 2016

Tropical flu patterns
H5N1 in Vietnam

Apr 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016
White House

White House steps up call for action on Zika funds

The White House is stepping up calls for Congress to pass $1.9 billion in emergency funding.

Apr 27, 2016
Norovirus

Norovirus studies pinpoint global burden, build case for vaccine

The global economic burden of a disease that kills 200,000 annually is a staggering $60 billion a year.

Apr 27, 2016
Dairy farm

Gauging threat of ag-related resistant bacteria poses huge challenge

The authors suggest that a focused monitoring program could help fill gaps.

Apr 27, 2016

News Scan for Apr 27, 2016

H5N8 in migratory birds
Laninamivir as flu prophylaxis
Saudi MERS details

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