News & Perspective

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 14, 2018

MCR-1 in Italy, Hong Kong
Fast track for ESBL inhibitor
MDR-TB drug combo

Dec 13, 2013

Dec 13, 2013

News Scan for Dec 13, 2013

TB skin test shortages
California meningitis vaccine request
Shenzhen market closures
Pakistan polio attacks
Schistosomiasis in Yemen

Mar 18, 2010

Mar 18, 2010

WHO says MDR-TB is tough but beatable challenge

(CIDRAP News) – In some parts of the world as many as 25% of people who contract tuberculosis (TB) end up with the multidrug-resistant variety (MDR-TB), but recent experience shows it is possible to control the disease even in hard-hit areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report released today.

May 08, 2009

May 08, 2009

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Cases reach 2,500, Mexico's severe cases, concern about viral mixing, holding at phase 5

The World Health Organization (WHO) listed a global total of 2,500 confirmed cases of swine influenza H1N1 in 25 countries today. That total included 1,204 cases in Mexico, 896 cases in the United States (yesterday's number), 214 in Canada, 88 in Spain, and 34 in the United Kingdom. The death toll remains at 44, including 42 in Mexico and 2 in the United States. [WHO update 22]

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