News & Perspective

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

With yellow fever reaching Rio, official says Brazil prepared

Officials plan to vaccinate the entire city of Rio this year, but current coverage is spotty.

Apr 24, 2017
Aedes albopictus

Studies highlight Zika-linked neurologic damage

Two new studies show fatal spinal damage and cognitive impairment associated with Zika infection.

Apr 24, 2017
Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

Apr 24, 2017
N95 mask being fit tested

New CDC guidelines on flu pandemic measures reflect 2009 lessons

Recommendations replace 2007 guidance and aim to improve planning and decision-making for use of nondrug mitigation strategies.

Apr 24, 2017

News Scan for Apr 24, 2017

MERS in UAE, Saudi Arabia
H7N9 case in China
Apr 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 24, 2017

Drug-resistance sepsis risks
Preventive antimicrobial use

Apr 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Baby with stethoscope

High level of heart defects found in Zika-affected babies

Also, 2 more babies have been born in the US with Zika-related birth defects.

Apr 21, 2017
Poultry market China

China's H7N9 cases spike, led by infections in Beijing

Officials say 7 of 13 recent cases in Beijing are local and 6 were imported.

Apr 21, 2017
Hepatitis B vaccination

WHO: Viral hepatitis deaths increasing

According to the report, 325 million people, or 4% of the world's population, lives with viral hepatitis.

Apr 21, 2017

News Scan for Apr 21, 2017

More avian flu outbreaks
Marker for pneumonia antibiotics
MCR-1 cases in Italy

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