News & Perspective

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Oct 09, 2017

Camel contact common in recent Saudi MERS cases

Many Saudi MERS-CoV cases still involve contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Oct 06, 2017
Zika virus

Texas reports 2nd local Zika case of year; FDA OKs blood donor test

The Texas case is in a county where illnesses were reported last year.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Mom and sick girl

'Less precise' study offers another take on FluMist performance

The observational study found 46% protection but is smaller than an earlier one that showed no protection.

Oct 05, 2017
Veterinarian with pigs

Report highlights non-federal efforts to cut antibiotics in food

Varied efforts involve states, cities, food buyers, and hospital groups.

Oct 05, 2017
Tillerson at Grand Challenges

Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda

Tillerson voices support for US collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including those involving HIV and malaria.

Oct 04, 2017

Oct 04, 2017
Zika MRI study

MRI, ultrasound found beneficial in prenatal Zika screening

In one case, relying on ultrasound alone would have given the mother false assurance.

Oct 04, 2017
Quantum dots

Small wonder: Nanoparticles help fight drug-resistant bacteria

A potential new weapon to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria comes in a very, very small package.

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