News & Perspective

Dec 13, 2016

Dec 13, 2016
Malaria bed net

WHO marks malaria progress but worries about flat funding

Achievements include more diagnostic testing in kids and prevention during pregnancy.

Dec 13, 2016
Poultry farm

H5N8 reported on poultry farms in Hungary, France

Thirty-three new outbreaks in Hungary involve a total of more than 300,000 poultry.

Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Lechuguilla Cave

Scientists find ancient, cave-dwelling resistant bacteria

Far from human reach, researchers uncover a bacterium resistant to many antibiotics used today.

Dec 12, 2016
Doc with surgical mask

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO updates risk assessment

Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.

Dec 12, 2016

News Scan for Dec 12, 2016

Ebola in breastmilk, semen
Colistin-resistant Klebsiella
Anthrax vaccine funds
Low chikungunya numbers
Creutzfeldt-Jakob test
Dec 12, 2016

Flu Scan for Dec 12, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
Avian flu in France, Finland
Generic Tamiflu

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016
Zika-free baby

Study confirms 4-fold rise in Zika microcephaly in Colombia

The report adds to the growing body of literature linking Zika to a rise in microcephaly.

Dec 09, 2016
Medical team consult

Hospitals differ in stewardship approach but use core principles

Some hospitals have more established programs and deeper resources, but a focus on key elements is common.

Dec 09, 2016

News Scan for Dec 09, 2016

Flu vaccine uptake, effect
Saudi MERS cases
H7N9 case in China
H5N8 in France
Yemen cholera increase
Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship metrics
Effective antibiotic stewardship
Chlorhexidine against MRSA

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