News & Perspective

Dec 11, 2019

Dec 11, 2019
Pigs in pen

FDA details rising sales of antibiotics for meat production

Sales of medically important antibiotics for food animals rose 9% from 2017 to 2018.

Dec 11, 2019
Ebola response efforts DR Congo

DRC records 10 new Ebola cases as WHO fights resurgence

Two weeks ago a top WHO official predicted just such a surge; cases have now reached 3,340.

Dec 10, 2019

Dec 10, 2019
Ebola child

Ebola total climbs by 6 more cases

In other developments, humanitarian group World Vision releases reports on interviews with people, including many children, from hardest-hit areas.

Dec 10, 2019
Child with TB and doctor

Reports: Tuberculosis R&D funding still falling short

Global funding has reached an all-time high but falls far short of what's needed to eliminate TB.

Dec 09, 2019

Dec 09, 2019
UN and Congolese troops in DRC

Four more Ebola cases reported as outbreak marches on

Response activities are still "paralyzed" in Beni, Mangina, and Biakato over violence.

Dec 09, 2019
Hospitalized Asian girl

Samoa measles deaths rise to 70; DRC outbreak ramps up

With 112 new cases in the past 24 hours, Samoa's outbreak has grown to 4,693 cases.

Dec 06, 2019

Dec 06, 2019
Ebola contact tracing in Beni

More Ebola cases noted as conflict still hinders response

After 2 new attacks, Doctors Without Borders pulls its staff from Biakato.

Dec 05, 2019

Dec 05, 2019
Measles vaccination campaign

Global measles deaths rise to 140,000; young kids hit hard

Measles cases skyrocketed 167% from 2016 to 2018, and deaths climbed from 110,000 in 2017 to 140,000 last year.

Dec 05, 2019
Ebola vaccine

Gavi to create, fund Ebola vaccine stockpile

The emergency stockpile is part of efforts to streamline response to the next outbreak.

Dec 05, 2019
Nepal child vaccination

Typhoid vaccine shows protection in phase 3 trial

The efficacy of the conjugate vaccine was thus 82%, and it had a good safety profile.

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