News & Perspective

Jun 29, 2017

Jun 29, 2017
European Commission headquarters

Europe announces new action plan on AMR

The plan focuses on promoting best practices, boosting innovation, and shaping the global agenda.

May 03, 2017

May 03, 2017
CRISPR vial

ECDC says risk from contaminated CRISPR kits low

Contaminants include Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter, and Enterococcus faecalis.

Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017
TB screening

Tuberculosis declines in US, Europe, but issues remain

TB cases among people of foreign origin pose problems for disease elimination, officials say.

Mar 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Brown howler monkey

Another yellow fever case noted in Rio de Janeiro state

The state now has 3 cases, 1 fatal, and officials worry the disease will spread to the city of Rio.

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

Two yellow fever cases confirmed outside of Rio de Janeiro

Ecuador reports its first yellow fever case since 2012, and, based on the latest Brazil developments, the WHO updates its travel recommendations.

Mar 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017
Blood-fed Aedes mosquito

ECDC reports spike in yellow fever from South America travel

A new case is the 4th in Europeans who had recently traveled to South America.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017
Patient on oxygen

Slight decrease seen in US, European flu activity

Also, UK scientists yesterday reported a novel subclade of the H3N2 strain of influenza.

Feb 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Pigs at trough

EU nations report high drug resistance in humans, animals, food

Report finds extremely high multidrug resistance in a Salmonella strain that can sicken humans.

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017
Doctor examining girl

Flu widespread in 46 states; 9 more kids' deaths reported

The H3N2 strain continues to dominate, especially affecting the elderly.

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