News & Perspective

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro

WHO cites Zika funding gap, rejects call to move Olympics

In other developments, officials update guidance on sexual transmission and antibody testing.

May 31, 2016
Sifting flour

Multistate E coli outbreak prompts General Mills flour recall

Half of the sick people interviewed had made something homemade with flour before becoming ill, with some using a General Mills brand.

May 31, 2016

News Scan for May 31, 2016

Costs vs benefits of new antibiotics
More chikungunya
Arizona measles outbreak
Gender and pneumococcal disease
Lassa fever in Nigeria
May 31, 2016

Flu Scan for May 31, 2016

H5N6 case in China
H5N1 in Cameroon
H7N9 transmission
Flu bacterial co-infections

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
Brazil couple

Zika data point to sexual transmission in women

Women in the sexually active age-group are much more likely than men to be infected with Zika virus.

May 27, 2016

News Scan for May 27, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
Curtain closing on US flu season
FDA import risk protocol

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
DNA testing

Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Human and animal samples tested positive.

May 26, 2016
Zika virus from microcephaly case

New estimate puts Zika microcephaly risk at 1% to 13%

In addition, Spain has reported a microcephaly case related to Zika virus infection.

May 26, 2016
WHO Ebola response

WHA OKs new WHO health emergencies program

The program is part of efforts to respond better to global health crises and signifies one of the biggest changes in WHO history.

May 26, 2016
Cow inspection

OIE aims to strengthen regulation of animal antibiotics

A primary focus is on strengthening the regulation of veterinary medicines.

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