News & Perspective

Aug 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions

Aug 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

News Scan for Aug 10, 2017

Zika birth defects
MERS in HCWs
Fast antibiotic susceptibility test
Avian flu outbreaks
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Rotavirus vaccine effect

Apr 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017

News Scan for Apr 18, 2017

Zika birth defects in Puerto Rico
MERS in Qatar
Yellow fever in Brazil
Measles travel alerts
Meningitis vaccine shortage
Chikungunya in Pakistan

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 23, 2017

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.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017
Patient on oxygen

Slight decrease seen in US, European flu activity

Also, UK scientists yesterday reported a novel subclade of the H3N2 strain of influenza.

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017
Doctor examining girl

Flu widespread in 46 states; 9 more kids' deaths reported

The H3N2 strain continues to dominate, especially affecting the elderly.

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017
nasal swab

Flu widespread in 43 states; 5 more fatal cases in kids

Flu markers rose to their highest points yet, as influenza B detections rose slightly, typical for the later months of the flu season.

Feb 03, 2017

Feb 03, 2017
Sick child

CDC: Widespread flu leads to 7 new deaths in kids

Clinic visits and hospitalizations for flu rose again last week, with the disease now widespread in 40 states and Puerto Rico.

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