News & Perspective

Aug 23, 2019

Aug 23, 2019
Dairy cow

CDC: 255 cases of resistant Salmonella tied to beef, soft cheese

"The antibiotic resistance pattern of this strain is alarming," a CDC expert says.

Aug 23, 2019
Ebola treatment cube in Beni

WHO: Ebola numbers underscore need for changes, funding

Disease in hot spots like Beni continues to feed other areas, such as recent cases in South Kivu province.

Aug 23, 2019
Baby under mosquito bed net

WHO experts call for new tools to eradicate malaria

Experts say the cost of a scale-up is $34 billion but would pay for itself 8 times over.

Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
Ebola health workers in DR Congo

Fourth Ebola case reported in DRC's South Kivu province

Officials are bracing for more cases and spread to new areas after a community protest led to the suspension of Ebola response activities.

Aug 22, 2019
Colon cancer

Study links oral antibiotic use to colon cancer

The findings don't establish a causal relationship but show a possible connection, especially with certain antibiotics and regions of the GI tract.

Aug 21, 2019

Aug 21, 2019
Woman in DR Congo Ebola treatment center

Hospital Ebola spread confirmed in South Kivu, DRC

A mother and child in South Kivu province became infected after contact with a patient from Beni.

Aug 20, 2019

Aug 20, 2019
Oval blue pills and bottle

FDA approves novel antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia

Lefamulin approval was supported by two phase 3 trials involving moxifloxacin.

Aug 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019
Women cooking together

Packed dorm may have spurred MERS spread, study says

Analysis of a 2015-16 cluster highlights living conditions and healthcare spread.

Aug 19, 2019
Ebola survivor

Ebola spreads in DRC provinces as cases approach 2,900

With 27 new infections in the past 3 days, the outbreak has grown to 2,888 cases and 1,934 deaths.

Aug 19, 2019
Medical consult in hospital hallway

Pharmacist-led stewardship shows promise at limited-resource hospitals

Postprescription audit and review showed more promise than preauthorization.

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