News & Perspective

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
MMR vaccine

US measles cases top 1,200 as UK loses 'measles free' status

With 21 new cases, 2019 US measles totals rise to 1,203 in 30 states.

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.

Aug 16, 2019

Aug 16, 2019
Ebola nurse and baby

Ebola spreads to 3rd DRC province — South Kivu

The outbreak has now grown to 2,861 cases, including 1,913 deaths, as the UN announces more funding.

Aug 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Peru TB detection

FDA approves new drug for highly resistant tuberculosis

The shorter, simpler regimen with the new drug is poised to improve treatment against a difficult disease and to lower costs.

Aug 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019
Girl in wheelchair

New antibody clues in AFM patients point to enterovirus culprit

Earlier the summer, the CDC warned doctors to be alert for AFM cases that seem to rise late summer and fall alongside enterovirus activity.

Aug 13, 2019
Beni street scene

Ebola persists in Beni and Mandima hot spots; orphan numbers grow

Also, insecurity flares again in Beni, with suspected ADF attacks and resulting community protests.

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