News & Perspective

Oct 04, 2017

Oct 04, 2017
Zika DNA vaccine

First human trial of DNA-based Zika vaccine shows promise

The trial of 40 adults with 2 dose levels found the vaccine safe and immunogenic.

Oct 03, 2017

Oct 03, 2017
Cholera treatment

WHO, partners launch road map to slash cholera deaths

Six main strategies target disease in hot spot countries that drive much of the world's cholera activity.

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

Data highlight resistance in bloodstream bacteria in VA hospitals

Investigators found rising nonsusceptibility in E coli isolates, but decreasing resistance in other gram-negative pathogens.

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
Vaccine in pregnancy

Study: Tdap vaccine in pregnancy protects infants

The vaccine protected 78% of newborns from pertussis and 90% from hospitalized cases.

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.

Sep 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 29, 2017

Money for HAI prevention
Drug resistance in supply chains

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