News & Perspective

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017
Neutrophil ingesting MRSA

Survey highlights progress on national AMR action plans

Over 90% of the world's population live in a nation that has created or is working on an action plan.

Nov 17, 2017
TB xray

Global health ministers commit to end TB

Commitments included scaling up research investments and building a framework for country accountability on steps to reach the declaration's goals.

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Hospital hand washing

WHO offers guidance on carbapenem-resistant bacteria

The first-ever global guidelines aim to prevent 3 types of superbugs in healthcare settings.

Nov 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017

News Scan for Nov 14, 2017

Real-time resistance tracker
Salmonella in calves
Drug-resistant malaria controversy
Hepatitis A in California

Nov 07, 2017

Nov 07, 2017
Veterinarian administering drugs to pigs

WHO calls for an end to antibiotic use in healthy animals

The WHO calls for an overall reduction in the use of antibiotics in food animals.

Nov 07, 2017

News Scan for Nov 07, 2017

More-resistant MDR-TB
Plague in Madagascar
More monkeypox in Nigeria
Dengue vaccine
Long-term West Nile damage

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017
TB therapy

Despite progress, WHO paints 'grim' picture of global TB

2016 saw 10.4 million TB cases and 1.7 million deaths, with 490,000 multidrug-resistant cases.

Oct 30, 2017

News Scan for Oct 30, 2017

Kenya Marburg tracing
Madagascar plague
Yellow fever in South America
Oral flu vaccine trial
Antibiotics in nursing homes

Oct 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017

News Scan for Oct 27, 2017

Plague in Madagascar
Yemen cholera outbreak slows
Hospital antibiotic consumption

Oct 24, 2017

Oct 24, 2017

News Scan for Oct 24, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Patient movement and C diff
Marburg outbreak details
Monkeypox stigma
Low bioterror readiness
Yellow fever and semen

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