News & Perspective

Jul 23, 2019

Jul 23, 2019
Whitetail buck

Experts call for action on chronic wasting disease

"Relying on the current tests is too late," one expert says, as dead deer might already be shedding infectious prions.

Jul 23, 2019
Anopheles malaria mosquito

Highly resistant malaria spreading rapidly in Southeast Asia

Scientists are seeing high rates of treatment failure as they struggle to eliminate the disease in the region.

Jul 23, 2019
DR Congo Ebola health workers at laptop

DRC Ebola total grows by 5, with outbreak info in flux

Of 14 new cases yesterday, 10 were in Beni, a previous hot spot that has again heated up.

Jul 23, 2019
MRSA bacteria

Reports profile MCR gene in South America, first detection in Uruguay

Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina had the most MCR-positive isolates, a review finds.

Jul 22, 2019

Jul 22, 2019
Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, former DRC health minister

DRC health minister resigns after government takes Ebola reins

"There can not be more than one decision-making center," Kalenga says.

Jul 22, 2019
Woman taking pill

Review: US nonprescription antibiotic use may be widespread

Over the past 2 decades, the prevalence of nonprescription antibiotic use ranged from 1% to 66%.

Jul 22, 2019
Chick in hands

Two deaths noted in growing Salmonella outbreaks tied to poultry

Almost 500 cases are tied to backyard poultry, and nearly 100 infections are linked to dog treats.

Jul 19, 2019

Jul 19, 2019
Ebola Red Cross volunteer

Daily double-digit Ebola cases continue in DRC

With 10 new cases yesterday and 14 today, the outbreak has grown to 2,546 cases, and deaths have topped 1,700.

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.

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