News & Perspective

Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019
Ebola preparedness

Ebola cases climb in Beni as groups laud emergency decision

Activity resurges in Beni, the outbreak's former epicenter.

Jul 17, 2019

Jul 17, 2019

WHO declares public health emergency over DRC Ebola

Also, details emerge about a DRC woman who died from Ebola after visiting Uganda, and cases reach 2,522.

Jul 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019
Ebola hot spot

WHO will take up Ebola emergency declaration question for a fourth time

The first case in Goma, North Kivu province's heavily populated capital, triggered reconsideration by the WHO's emergency committee.

Jul 16, 2019
MERS virus

WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide

In another development, Saudi Arabia today reported one new illness, which involves a man from Riyadh.

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Goma DRC

Ebola spread to Goma triggers new emergency talks, cases top 2,500

Also, a high-level meeting was held in Geneva today to assess the latest developments and build donor support.

Jul 15, 2019

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

Jul 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
DRC Ebola vaccine

DRC to stick with just 1 vaccine in Ebola outbreak

Merck's rVSV-ZEBOV is the only vaccine that will be used during the ever-growing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Ebola health worker

Three more health workers infected in Ebola outbreak

The new cases raise the number of infected healthcare workers to 132, 68% of whom are nurses.

Jul 11, 2019
Examining coughing senior

CRP testing shown to cut antibiotic use in COPD

Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Coins and antibiotics

UK to test new payment model for antibiotics

The idea is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage development of new antibiotics.

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