News & Perspective

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Mom and sick girl

'Less precise' study offers another take on FluMist performance

The observational study found 46% protection but is smaller than an earlier one that showed no protection.

Oct 05, 2017
Tillerson at Grand Challenges

Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda

Tillerson voices support for US collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including those involving HIV and malaria.

Oct 04, 2017

Oct 04, 2017
Zika MRI study

MRI, ultrasound found beneficial in prenatal Zika screening

In one case, relying on ultrasound alone would have given the mother false assurance.

Oct 04, 2017

News Scan for Oct 04, 2017

UTI susceptibility test
Global flu trends
Bourbon virus vector

Oct 03, 2017

Oct 03, 2017
Malaria parasite attaching to human blood cell

Researchers alter mosquitoes 2 ways to tackle malaria

Scientists manipulate mosquitoes' abilities to host the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.

Oct 03, 2017

News Scan for Oct 03, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Measles in the US
Pup-borne Campylobacter
H5N8 outbreaks
VHF vaccine contract
Kidney injury and antibiotics

Oct 02, 2017

Oct 02, 2017
Vials and syringe

Project BioShield adds Ebola vaccines, drugs to US stockpile

The $170.2 million in BioShield funds covers late-stage development and buys up to 1.13 million vaccine regimens and an unspecified number of treatment courses of two Ebola drugs.

Oct 02, 2017

News Scan for Oct 02, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
More H3N2v flu
Plague outbreak response
Zika center closes
Chikungunya in Italy

Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017
Pig at fair

Maryland reports 12 more H3N2v flu cases

The US total of H3N2v cases would rise to 50 if CDC tests confirm 18 Maryland presumed positives.

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