News & Perspective

Oct 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018
Pregnant woman in Africa

Amid Ebola surge, experts don't give nod to vaccine in pregnancy

With 6 new infections, the outbreak total reaches 257 cases and 164 deaths.

Oct 26, 2018
Flu shot

Study: Kids' flu vaccine protection not reduced by prior vaccination

Prior vaccination did not reduce the subsequent season's vaccine effectiveness in children 2 to 17 years old.

Oct 26, 2018
IV bag for patient

Fast-tracked antibiotic shows promise in phase 2 trial

Cefiderocol has a novel way of penetrating the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, including resistant ones.

Oct 26, 2018
Flu vaccination

Review of severe 2017-18 flu season shows drop in vaccination

Save for the 2009-10 pandemic, the season was the worst in recent years.

Oct 25, 2018

Oct 25, 2018
Veterinarian and chicken

Europe votes to restrict animal antibiotics as UK use drops

The new law would generally limit use of antibiotics to prevent disease in individual animals.

Oct 24, 2018

Oct 24, 2018
Microbes

New test detects 100s of bacteria, resistance genes

Bacterial reads for unexplained sepsis were 1,000 times higher than with a different assay.

Oct 23, 2018

Oct 23, 2018
kids handwashing

Ebola cases in Beni top 100 as 6 more cases reported

Health officials are probing why a disproportionate number of children are among the recent cases in Beni.

Oct 23, 2018

UK parliament urges making antimicrobial resistance a priority

Report calls for more aggressive action to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and promote antibiotic development. 

Oct 22, 2018

Oct 22, 2018
UN peacekeeping forces

DRC Ebola outbreak grows by 10 cases amid more attacks

Eight of the new cases are in Beni, including 5 of the 6 fatal illnesses.

Oct 22, 2018
Lab technicians

Achaogen to share data from discontinued antibiotic program

Experts hope the move will aid future antibiotic discovery.

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