News & Perspective

Jun 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Baby head measurement

Microcephaly case series points to need for expanded Zika screening

A large series reveals some brain damage in babies with normal head size.

Jun 30, 2016
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

FDA clears test for genetic markers of antibiotic resistance

The test checks patient specimens for the presence of 5 different genetic markers.

Jun 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
Candida

CDC issues warning on multidrug-resistant yeast infection

Candida auris has caused deadly hospital infections in several nations since 2009.

Jun 29, 2016
Ebola PAPR

US Ebola study highlights immune system clues for severe disease

Patients with severe disease had high viral levels and extreme immune-system overreaction that led to destruction of healthy tissues.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

News Scan for Jun 28, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
2009 H1N1 origins in Mexico
WHO health emergency head
Strategic National Stockpile report

Jun 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016
flying seagull

MCR-1 findings in gulls show mobility of resistance threat

Other reports noted detections in hospital patients, sick chickens, and retail meat samples.

Jun 24, 2016

News Scan for Jun 24, 2016

White House Zika funding threat
Saudi MERS update
Flu vaccine developments
CDC lab incident disclosures
Measles susceptibility estimate

Jun 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016
Zika virus particles

Studies find prior dengue worsens Zika but hint at vaccine potential

Studies bring bad news and good: that earlier dengue infection can worsen Zika infections, but an antibody against dengue can also neutralize the Zika virus.

Jun 23, 2016

Flu Scan for Jun 23, 2016

ACIP flu vaccine follow-up
H7 avian flu in Macau poultry

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.

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