News & Perspective

Sep 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017
Couple on beach

CDC report: STDs at all-time high

The CDC issued a foreboding warning, noting that all progress made toward STD elimination in the United States has lost traction.

Sep 26, 2017

Sep 26, 2017
Mom and baby mice

Scientists identify dengue antibody that protects against Zika

The antibody protected both adult and fetal mice against Zika infection.

Sep 26, 2017

News Scan for Sep 26, 2017

More US Cyclospora
Hospital MERS outbreak
XDR Acinetobacter in Turkey
Sep 26, 2017

Flu Scan for Sep 26, 2017

Avian flu in Europe
VLP flu vaccine trial

Sep 25, 2017

Sep 25, 2017
Antiviral capsules

Antiviral combo cuts flu virus shedding but not symptoms

By day 7, both treatment groups had similar rates of viral shedding.

Sep 25, 2017
UN Assembly

Report highlights progress made in global AMR fight

Many nations are following up on last year's pledges, and 85% of nations have action plans in the works or completed.

Sep 25, 2017

News Scan for Sep 25, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya spike
Measles outbreak response
Sports infections in kids
Sep 25, 2017

Flu Scan for Sep 25, 2017

Flu in Maryland fair pigs
H7N9 cluster analysis
Peramivir pediatric indication
H5N1 in Malaysia

Sep 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017
Lab mouse

Zika vaccine prevents pregnancy spread, testicle damage in mice

A single dose of the live-attenuated vaccine prevents transmission to the offspring of pregnant mice, as well as preventing testicular damage in male mice.

Sep 22, 2017
Sound waves

Approach uses cell frequency noise to gauge antibiotic susceptibility

The new technique could produce results in a fraction of the time needed for conventional tests.

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