News & Perspective

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Ebola Makona virus

CDC's adapted Ebola virus works in trials, as pressure for funds grows

CDC reverse-engineers the virus for important trials of interventions.

Jul 10, 2019

News Scan for Jul 10, 2019

Staying power of malaria vaccine
Smallpox prophylaxis drug
Rift Valley fever vaccine
Flu fact sheet impact
Jul 10, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 10, 2019

UK antibiotic prescribing decline
MCR-1 E coli in Michigan

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Rx on smart phone

Pneumonia patients get too many antibiotics, study finds

Fully 67.8% of patients received antibiotics for longer than recommended.

Jul 09, 2019
Zika toddlers

Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots

In one group, 35% scored below average for language, 10% for cognitive development, and 16% for motor development.

Jul 09, 2019
Camel head

Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016

As many as 1,465 cases and 293 to 520 deaths from MERS-CoV may have been averted.

Jul 09, 2019
Drugs on pharmacy shelf

WHO adds new antibiotics to essential medicines list

Ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, and plazomicin were added as "reserve" antibiotics.

Jul 09, 2019
Influenza viruses

Study says baloxavir fights all 4 flu types, many animal flu viruses

The drug was active against flu A, B, C, and D, as well as avian and swine strains.

Jul 09, 2019

News Scan for Jul 09, 2019

What fuels Ebola in DRC
Pet treat Salmonella recall
Global E coli burden in food

Jul 08, 2019

Jul 08, 2019
Measles vaccination in baby

US measles cases reach 1,109 as studies point to early vaccination

Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.

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