News & Perspective

Aug 04, 2017

Aug 04, 2017

News Scan for Aug 04, 2017

Saudi MERS case, death
Molecular diagnostics for TB
Australian drug stewardship report

Aug 09, 2016

Aug 09, 2016

News Scan for Aug 09, 2016

Aerosol stability in Ebola
HIV and drug-resistant TB
Global flu status
Campylobacter infection in children
Chikungunya update

Mar 20, 2014

Mar 20, 2014

News Scan for Mar 20, 2014

Avian flu in Iceland's birds
USDA meat inspectors
Promising disease trends in Africa
Antibiotic resistance in kids
Measles-free nations

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

World Health Assembly opens 64th session in Geneva

(CIDRAP News) – Delegates from 193 countries met today in Geneva at the start of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which will address several infectious disease topics, including a report from an independent pandemic review committee, a virus-sharing agreement, and the fate of the world's remaining smallpox virus stocks.

Oct 12, 2001

Oct 12, 2001

Interferon assay for latent TB may be more specific than skin test

(CIDRAP News) – Comparison of an interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) assay for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) with the standard tuberculin skin test (TST) suggests that the interferon assay is less likely to produce false-positive results in people with prior BCG vaccination or reactivity to nontuberculous mycobacteria, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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