News & Perspective

Oct 03, 2017

Oct 03, 2017
Cholera treatment

WHO, partners launch road map to slash cholera deaths

Six main strategies target disease in hot spot countries that drive much of the world's cholera activity.

Oct 02, 2017

Oct 02, 2017
Vials and syringe

Project BioShield adds Ebola vaccines, drugs to US stockpile

The $170.2 million in BioShield funds covers late-stage development and buys up to 1.13 million vaccine regimens and an unspecified number of treatment courses of two Ebola drugs.

Oct 02, 2017

Data highlight resistance in bloodstream bacteria in VA hospitals

Investigators found rising nonsusceptibility in E coli isolates, but decreasing resistance in other gram-negative pathogens.

Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017
E coli on lettuce

Study finds MCR-1 is widespread in Chinese ecosystem

Transmission chain mapping points to prolonged colistin use in livestock and poultry.

Sep 29, 2017
Vaccine in pregnancy

Study: Tdap vaccine in pregnancy protects infants

The vaccine protected 78% of newborns from pertussis and 90% from hospitalized cases.

Sep 29, 2017
Pig at fair

Maryland reports 12 more H3N2v flu cases

The US total of H3N2v cases would rise to 50 if CDC tests confirm 18 Maryland presumed positives.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Zika virus

Single mutation tied to Zika's ability to cause microcephaly, GBS

One genetic mutation in 2013 allowed the virus to become more infective and cause birth defects, a new study suggests.

Sep 28, 2017
Herd of cows

Experts suggest regulatory caps, user fees to cut animal antibiotics

New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.

Sep 28, 2017
Flu shot

Officials highlight flu vaccination gaps, progress ahead of season

Coverage in adults over 50 increased, but immunization reached only 46.8% of the US population.

Sep 28, 2017
Gloved hand and research vial

WHO swaps out H3N2, B strains in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

The changes will not be reflected in the vaccine used in the upcoming Northern Hemisphere season.

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