News & Perspective

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018
Cutting chicken breast

European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria

A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Feb 09, 2018

Feb 09, 2018

News Scan for Feb 09, 2018

Olympics norovirus outbreak
2018 priority diseases
Polio in Afghanistan, DRC
Guinea Lassa fever case
Far-UV light against flu

Feb 07, 2018

Feb 07, 2018

Report: At-risk Europeans under-vaccinated against flu

Half of EU nations report that only a third of older adults are vaccinated against flu.

Jan 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018
Hospital ventilator

Flu hospitalizations climb as US season hits new heights

Outpatient visits for flulike illness reached a level not since since the 2009-10 pandemic.

Jan 19, 2018

News Scan for Jan 19, 2018

HHS government shutdown plan
Saudi MERS
Mutated flu virus for vaccine
Yellow fever in Brazil
Polio in Afghanistan

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018

News Scan for Jan 08, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
Next-gen flu vaccine grant
New H5N6 infection
Yellow fever in Nigeria
Salmonella in Europe

Jan 05, 2018

Jan 05, 2018
Hospital corridor with blurry doctors

Flu counts jump as 46 states report widespread activity

The H3N2 strain, which often causes more severe seasons, continues to predominate.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

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