News & Perspective

Nov 19, 2013

Nov 19, 2013
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

Study: China's complex flu-season patterns pose challenges

Development of a national flu vaccination program in China is complicated by the differing flu seasons in various parts of the vast country.

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013
Kuwait Towers with Kuwaiti flag

WHO confirms Kuwait's MERS cases; Spain cites new case

The WHO today confirmed the first two MERS cases in Kuwait, and Spain may have a new case.

Nov 18, 2013
Pile of pills and capsules

Guidance curbs antibiotic use for kids' respiratory infections

Updated guidelines for the judicious use of antibiotics in treating common infections in children were released today.

Nov 18, 2013

News Scan for Nov 18, 2013

Indonesian H5N1 death
Mild flu season in New Zealand
Princeton meningitis response

Nov 15, 2013

Nov 15, 2013
Acinetobacter

EU reports show rise in carbapenem-resistant infections

Worrisome findings on resistance to some last-line antibiotics for healthcare-related infections.

Nov 15, 2013

MERS death toll rises as WHO confirms 2 cases

Two men, one from Oman and one thought to be from Qatar, both of whom had underlying  conditions, are the latest patients.

Nov 15, 2013

News Scan for Nov 15, 2013

Slow rise for US flu
USDA food safety chief to leave
US hantavirus cases
Smallpox vaccine delivered
Japanese encephalitis vaccine
CDC's emergency management affirmed

Nov 14, 2013

Nov 14, 2013
MERS-CoV micrograph

MERS-CoV studies: Many cases missed, but precautions work

Two new reports on MERS bring bad news and good news.

Nov 14, 2013
Lab technician

Malaria vaccine group unveils new blueprint for developers

WHO-led malaria vaccine development group announces new goals and a wish list for future vaccines.

Nov 14, 2013

News Scan for Nov 14, 2013

Qatar reports another MERS case
MERS-CoV shell as transmission clues

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