News & Perspective

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Romaine lettuce

CDC E coli probe notes 7 more cases, points to leafy greens

So far the CDC probe hasn't pointed to a specific food type to guide consumers.

Jan 04, 2018

Jan 04, 2018
E coli bacteria

CDC digs for more clues in multistate E coli outbreak

A CDC official says though cases are still being reported, the pace of new reports appears to be slowing.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Oral capsule

Fecal transplant by capsule may match colonoscopy for C diff

Rates of prevention of recurrent C diff were similar, with fewer side effects.

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Smallpox

Canadian group creates poxvirus, prompting dual-use discussion

Though the technology isn't likely within reach of do-it-yourselfers, it could already be in use by rogue governments, experts say.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Salmonella

New resistance gene found in Salmonella isolated from chickens

The gene was found in 15 Salmonella isolates from broiler chickens in British Columbia.

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