News & Perspective

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 24, 2017
Barn chickens

High-path H7N9 expands to poultry in China's Hunan province

Japan, meanwhile, reports two large H5N6 outbreaks at poultry farms in different prefectures.

Mar 24, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito

CDC reports 7 more babies born with Zika defects

Research news includes microcephaly in infants and mapping of the Aedes aegypti genome.

Mar 24, 2017

News Scan for Mar 24, 2017

More H7N9 cases in China
US flu slows
Farmworkers and food safety
Mar 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 24, 2017

MDR bacteria in Myanmar
New AMR initiative

Mar 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis

About 20% of TB cases globally are resistant, and 5% are resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin.

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 23, 2017

News Scan for Mar 23, 2017

Antibiotic resistance in the community
Zika testing in pregnancy
Africa polio vaccination
Meningitis outbreak conviction
Mar 23, 2017

Flu Scan for Mar 23, 2017

Low-path avian flu in Alabama
Flu vaccine immune response

Mar 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017
Camels

Qatar reports its first MERS case of 2017

The case, involving a 62-year-old man, is likely locally acquired, and Saudi officials, meanwhile, report MERS in 4 camel herds.

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