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Sep 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Credit: NIAID

After the UN declaration on AMR, what comes next?

UN agencies and member states have the difficult task of turning commitments into action.

Sep 28, 2016
Lab worker PCR test

CDC scientist challenges accuracy of Zika test

In other news, the Senate passes a funding bill that includes $1.1 billion in Zika money.

Sep 28, 2016

News Scan for Sep 28, 2016

H5N1 in Nigeria
Florida dengue case
Novel coronavirus

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
Oral polio vaccine

Last steps in polio eradication prove challenging

"Eradication is an unforgiving goal," says Emory's Walt Orenstein, MD. "A handful of cases means you've failed."

Sep 27, 2016
Infant vaccination

Americas region first to achieve measles elimination

After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.

Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Four suspected Zika microcephaly cases in Thailand

Also, Florida, the Philippines, and Singapore report more locally acquired cases.

Sep 26, 2016
Poultry farmer in Palestine

FAO warns of H5N1 threat to Middle East

Recent outbreaks in Iraq and Lebanon pose a risk to other nations because of political instability and a host of other factors.

Sep 26, 2016

News Scan for Sep 26, 2016

Waning pertussis vaccine effect
'Handshake' drug stewardship
Chikungunya spike
E coli in beef
Yellow fever in Congo
Two-dose flu vaccination

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Aerial spraying airplane

Officials: Aerial spraying cut Zika mosquitoes in Miami

A report today says spraying with naled and Bti to target Aedes aegypti was effective.

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

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