News & Perspective

Jun 24, 2019

Jun 24, 2019
Ebola medic

DRC Ebola deaths top 1,500; more cases in Ituri province capital

Officials have now confirmed 3 recent cases in Bunia, population 366,000.

Jun 24, 2019
Young children in Gambia

Study indicates better immune response with change to inhaled flu vaccine

Researchers find an increase in vaccine virus shedding and seroconversion.

Jun 21, 2019

Jun 21, 2019
Pharmacist and patient

Poll: US public aware of antibiotic resistance but sketchy on details

Nearly half of respondent (45%) haven't taken antibiotics as prescribed.

Jun 20, 2019

Jun 20, 2019
Personal protective equipment Ebola workers

Ebola hot spot shifts amid urgent call for funds

The WHO reports a worrying spike in activity in Mabalako, one of the smaller hot spots, as cases top 2,200.

Jun 20, 2019
Jersey cows

FAO launches new vehicle to fund antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobials are needed to ensure food security, but they need to be used responsibly, an FAO official says.

Jun 19, 2019

Jun 19, 2019
Rats foraging in garbage bag

Urban wildlife may add to antibiotic resistance threat

Most samples from wildlife in Nairobi carried multidrug-resistant E coli.

Jun 19, 2019
Medical checkup in Sudan

Global trust strong in healthcare, scientists, vaccines—with exceptions

Skepticism remains in some high-income nations, with France having the lowest trust in vaccines.

Jun 18, 2019

Jun 18, 2019
Decontamination after safe Ebola burial

Ebola cases top 2,180 as Uganda OKs experimental therapies

With 13 new cases today, the DRC outbreak has reached 2,181 infections, 1,459 deaths.

Jun 18, 2019
Global antibiotic prescribing

New AWaRe tool aims to guide antibiotic use globally

WHO director: "All countries must strike a balance between ensuring access to life-saving antibiotics and slowing drug resistance."

Jun 17, 2019

Jun 17, 2019
Ebola glove donning

Ebola case counts spike again in DRC

With 48 cases in 3 days in the DR Congo, totals have grown to 2,168 cases, including 1,440 deaths, for a 66% fatality rate.

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