News & Perspective

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018
Flu syringe

US flu has likely peaked, but hospital illness still high

Though ILI has dropped, kids' deaths near 100 and hospital rates are high.

Feb 23, 2018
Intermountain clinic in Provo Utah

Intensive, well-resourced antibiotic stewardship found best in small hospitals

Involving ID docs and local pharmacists might be key.

Feb 23, 2018
chicken salad

Tainted chicken salad sickens 65 in multistate Salmonella outbreak

Recall notice says company's products shipped to Fareway grocery stores in 5 Midwestern states.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Mother holding child's hand in the hospital

CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Flu shot

US study finds 36% flu vaccine protection, 25% against H3N2

Protection is 36% overall, 25% against H3N2, 67% against H1N1, and 42% against flu B.

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018
New York Stock Exchange

Studies: Next major outbreak could bring high US job loss

Even an epidemic in a far-off country could do major damage to the US economy, experts say.

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Baby boy on oxygen

Study shows youngest kids most at risk of flu death

A probe of child flu deaths over 6 seasons found vaccination gaps and a somber reminder that even healthy kids can succumb.

Feb 09, 2018

Feb 09, 2018
Woman in ICU

Flu-like illness in US reaches 2009 pandemic levels

"This year is not a pandemic, but the high ILI is a sign of the severity," CDC Director Anne Schuchat says.

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