News & Perspective

Oct 18, 2019

Oct 18, 2019
TB blood collection

WHO sees progress in finding, treating TB cases

Of 10 million people estimated to have TB in 2018, 7 million were diagnosed, meeting a recent UN goal.

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019
Ducks on motorcycle in Asia

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals tied to global hot spots

"India and China are by far the biggest hot spots of antimicrobial resistance in animals."

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.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Dec 04, 2018

Dec 04, 2018
Pharmacy in Mexico

Analysis finds global antibiotic use varies widely in children

In 17 nations, most notably China and India, broader-spectrum drugs are more widely used.

Nov 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018
malaria bednet

WHO reports malaria setbacks; groups launch response plan

Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Pulmonary tuberculosis

Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China

Almost a third of TB cases in India are multidrug-resistant, and rates are climbing in Chinese kids.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Herd of cows

Experts suggest regulatory caps, user fees to cut animal antibiotics

New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017
Caged chickens

H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

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