News & Perspective

Jul 22, 2019

Jul 22, 2019

Review: US nonprescription antibiotic use may be widespread

In surveys conducted over the past two decades, the prevalence of nonprescription antibiotic use ranged from 1% to 66%.

Jul 22, 2019
Oly Ilunga Kalenga, MD, former DRC health minister

DRC health minister resigns after government takes Ebola reins

"There can not be more than one decision-making center," Kalenga says.

Jul 22, 2019
Chick in hands

Two deaths noted in growing Salmonella outbreaks tied to poultry

Almost 500 cases are tied to backyard poultry, and nearly 100 infections are linked to dog treats.

Jul 19, 2019

Jul 19, 2019
Ebola Red Cross volunteer

Daily double-digit Ebola cases continue in DRC

With 10 new cases yesterday and 14 today, the outbreak has grown to 2,546 cases, and deaths have topped 1,700.

Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019
Ebola preparedness

Ebola cases climb in Beni as groups laud emergency decision

Activity resurges in Beni, the outbreak's former epicenter.

Jul 17, 2019

Jul 17, 2019

WHO declares public health emergency over DRC Ebola

Also, details emerge about a DRC woman who died from Ebola after visiting Uganda, and cases reach 2,522.

Jul 16, 2019

Jul 16, 2019
Ebola hot spot

WHO will take up Ebola emergency declaration question for a fourth time

The first case in Goma, North Kivu province's heavily populated capital, triggered reconsideration by the WHO's emergency committee.

Jul 16, 2019
MERS virus

WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide

In another development, Saudi Arabia today reported one new illness, which involves a man from Riyadh.

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019
Goma DRC

Ebola spread to Goma triggers new emergency talks, cases top 2,500

Also, a high-level meeting was held in Geneva today to assess the latest developments and build donor support.

Jul 15, 2019

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

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