News & Perspective

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Knee reflex in a child at doctor's office

CDC wants clinicians' help to solve acute flaccid myelitis riddle

The agency says prompt reporting is key to help figure out the cause of the mysterious limb-weakening condition.

May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Rehydration therapy for diarrhea

Studies: Diarrheal disease rates vary across Africa, world

The new data highlight an especially profound impact on the very young and very old.

Jun 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
Elderly man in wheelchair

Study finds new evidence for viral role in Alzheimer's

Two strains of herpesvirus were twice as high in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Apr 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018
Mentrual cup and tampon

New toxic shock study touts bad tampon advice, expert says

Frequent tampon changing is not recommended to prevent toxic shock, a US expert says.

Sep 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017
Very ill patient

Sepsis occurs in 6% of US hospitalizations but is holding steady

Study shows no increase in hospitalized sepsis cases over a 5-year period.

May 03, 2017

May 03, 2017
CRISPR vial

ECDC says risk from contaminated CRISPR kits low

Contaminants include Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter, and Enterococcus faecalis.

May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017
Eye dropper

Liberia illness cluster grows as officials await toxicology results

Analysis of 3 urine specimens finds no common pattern.

Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017
Liberia map

Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deaths

A WHO official said the hospital cluster involves 17 illnesses, 9 of them fatal, and specimens from 6 people who died tested negative for Ebola.

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016
Liquid soap

FDA: No antimicrobial agents in over-the-counter soap

The FDA said certain ingredients were no more effective in killing germs than plain soap and water.

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