News & Perspective

Mar 21, 2019

Mar 21, 2019
Lung x-ray on tablet

TB in US at all-time low, but global decline small

As has been the case, California, Florida, New York, and Texas reported half of all TB cases.

Mar 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019
Sick girl in bed

Wave of H3N2 cases keeps US flu activity high

Several indicators show a downward trend, but deaths in kids have reached 68 and hospitalizations continue to climb.

Mar 14, 2019

Mar 14, 2019
Tedros in DRC

WHO chief says much larger Ebola outbreak averted

Tedros said there are signs the virus is retreating, but added that security is still the main challenge for health workers.

Mar 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Antibiotics before miscarriage surgery not tied to fewer infections

A benefit was found, however, when pelvic infection was defined by strict criteria.

Mar 08, 2019

Mar 08, 2019
Older woman in hospital bed

CDC: Flu activity still high, linked to 8 new kids' deaths

Clinic visits for flulike illness drop a bit, but other major indicators rise.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019
Wound care

CDC: Progress stalled against staph, MRSA infections

The rate of decline of MRSA bloodstream infections in US hospitals has slowed since 2012.

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019
Sick girl in hospital

US flu activity stays high as 15 new deaths in kids reported

Pediatric flu deaths have now reached 56, and activity is widespread nationwide.

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019
Patient receiving hospital care

CDC: Flu activity reaches new seasonal high

Hospitalization rates are up, and 7 new deaths in kids are reported, raising the season total to 41.

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019
Baby with measles

CDC notes multiple outbreaks, 26 new measles cases

The 2019 tally thus far has already surpassed total annual cases for both 2016 and 2017.

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Doctor holding swab

US flu activity continues to rise

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

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