News & Perspective

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019
Ebola frontline

DRC Ebola total climbs by 15 cases; vandals hit Katwa hospital

A previously unaffected health zone reports its first case, Korea adds a cash donation, and a group warns of a security clash-related rise in displaced people.

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

New metric aims to simplify how global resistance is measured

The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.

Mar 27, 2019

Mar 27, 2019
Wastewater treatment plant

Resistance genes in wastewater shown to mirror clinical resistance

Findings followed a north-to-south gradient in Europe.

Jan 29, 2019

Jan 29, 2019
Mountains glacier in Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard

Northern exposure: Scientists find resistance genes in Arctic

The genes, including NDM-1, were found in an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
Ibuprofen tablets

Ibuprofen alone not an option for simple UTIs, study finds

A Scandinavian study finds that ibuprofen is not a suitable alternative to antibiotics for UTIs.

Nov 12, 2015

Nov 12, 2015
Nurse Pauline Cafferkey

UK nurse with Ebola meningitis released from isolation

Also, researchers note vaccine storage limitations, and Australia eases screening.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Vaccination Guinea

Ebola ring vaccination trial set for Guinea launch

With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.

Jan 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

CDC sees mixed flu picture, remaining threat for seniors

(CIDRAP News) – Deaths from pneumonia and flu in the United States rose sharply last week, with a rise in hospitalizations that continues to hit older people the hardest, though other disease indicators showed declines, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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