News & Perspective

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

May 01, 2018
Raw oysters

Raw oysters from BC tied to norovirus outbreaks in Canada, US

Officials are investigating norovirus outbreaks involving dozens of cases linked to raw oysters from British Columbia.

Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018
Romaine heads

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak grows; Arizona farm named in Alaska cases

Officials are sorting out sources of chopped romaine as outbreak hospitalizaton levels rise.

Apr 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018
Streptomycin passing the bacterial wall

Study: Low-level antibiotics can produce high-level resistance

Could low antibiotic levels in the environment pose a risk?

Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Malaria mosquito net

Malaria studies show benefit of mass treatment, methylene blue

On World Malaria Day, global health leaders aired concerns about stalled progress in some regions and recommitted to the battle against the disease.

Apr 25, 2018
Sleeping baby in Brazil

Congenital Zika syndrome strongly linked to seizures

Also, in a study involving macaques, Zika virus caused fetal death, and monoclonal antibodies proved ineffective.

Apr 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018
Mentrual cup and tampon

New toxic shock study touts bad tampon advice, expert says

Frequent tampon changing is not recommended to prevent toxic shock, a US expert says.

Apr 24, 2018
IV injection

Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections

The study dashes hopes that combining piperacillin and tazobactam might help prevent overuse of carbapenems.

Apr 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
Mass spectrometer

FDA approves rapid diagnostic test for Candida auris

The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.

Apr 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

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