News & Perspective

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019
Pregnant woman

Antifungal drug during pregnancy tied to miscarriage, birth defects

Fluconazole during early pregnancy was linked to a more than double risk of miscarriage.

Feb 19, 2019
Ebola baby

Ebola under control in Beni amid more cases in other hot spots

The DRC warned, however, that travel between Beni and other affected areas could bring the virus back.

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 18, 2019

Feb 18, 2019
Ebola health workers

With new cases, Katwa remains epicenter of Ebola outbreak

Five new Ebola cases were recorded in recent days, bringing the total to 840.

Feb 18, 2019
Baby with fever

Model derived to rule out bacteria in feverish infants

A protocol involving urinalysis, absolute neutrophil count, and procalcitonin levels showed 97.7% sensitivity and 60.0% specificity.

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Ebola treatment center workers

Ebola still claiming lives as DRC cases climb to 835

The country's health ministry reports 6 new cases and 5 new deaths, including that of an infant.

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.

Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Syringe in flu vaccine vial

Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Feb 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019
Patient discharged from hospital

Fluoroquinolone stewardship may end at hospital door

Stewardship programs were tied to lower fluoroquinolone prescribing, but some prescribing appeared to shift to after hospital discharge.

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