News & Perspective

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.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Exam room instruments

Outpatient flu visits spike as more states note high activity

Clinic visits for flulike illness, geographic flu spread have accelerated.

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

Dec 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017
Chickens laying eggs

Europe's Salmonella decline stalls with increased egg contamination

Campylobacter and serious Listeria cases also rose.

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Jul 31, 2017

Jul 31, 2017
Farmer with pigs

European report ties drug resistance to use in humans, animals

Results highlight a need to fight resistance in people, animals, and the environment.

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