News & Perspective

Jun 19, 2019

Jun 19, 2019
Medical checkup in Sudan

Global trust strong in healthcare, scientists, vaccines—with exceptions

Skepticism remains in some high-income nations, with France having the lowest trust in vaccines.

Jun 14, 2019

Jun 14, 2019
Salmonella colonies in petrie dish

Colistin-resistance gene MCR-3.1 makes US appearance

The sample was from 2014, so the discovery has implications for the US spread of colistin resistance.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019
White lab rabbits

Report details vaccinia virus outbreak in 5 Chinese workers

The likely exposure was inoculated rabbit skins, but airborne spread cannot be ruled out.

Apr 03, 2019

Apr 03, 2019
Chinese hospital

Genetic sleuthing reveals rapid evolution of MDR Klebsiella outbreak

The authors didn't expect such rapid evolution and exchange of genes.

Mar 25, 2019

Mar 25, 2019
Zoo peacock

Four countries report avian flu outbreaks in poultry

China reports a highly pathogenic H7N9 avian flu outbreak, its first since September 2017.

Dec 04, 2018

Dec 04, 2018
Pharmacy in Mexico

Analysis finds global antibiotic use varies widely in children

In 17 nations, most notably China and India, broader-spectrum drugs are more widely used.

Nov 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018
malaria bednet

WHO reports malaria setbacks; groups launch response plan

Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.

Jun 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018
N gonorrhea

Study: Gonorrhea genes expressed differently in men and women

Men had higher expression of antimicrobial resistance genes, a finding that may have implications for the growing threat of resistant gonorrhea.

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
Free-range chickens

Chinese scientists find 2 MCR genes on same plasmid

Similar plasmids were found in a hospitalized patient and in hospital sewage.

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