News & Perspective

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 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Pigs at trough

EU nations report high drug resistance in humans, animals, food

Report finds extremely high multidrug resistance in a Salmonella strain that can sicken humans.

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.

Feb 01, 2017

Feb 01, 2017
Capsules and pills

Report: Antibiotic resistance rising in Europe

The authors call findings in gram-negative bacteria "especially worrying."

Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017
ICU baby

US flu numbers rise as 2 more pediatric deaths noted

Flu markers rose again last week, with disease activity now widespread in 29 states.

Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017
Elderly patient in hospital

US flu season picks up as European levels stay high

The US reports widespread flu and 3 pediatric deaths, while Europe is being hit hard.

Jan 06, 2017

Jan 06, 2017
Flu vax supplies

US flu activity shows steady rise

Flu is now widespread in 12 states, with a growing percentage of clinic visits for flu and hospitalization rates rising quickly for seniors, a group typically hit hard by H3N2.

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