News & Perspective

Jun 05, 2018

Jun 05, 2018
Empty hospital room

UV-light cleaning shown to cut superbugs hospital-wide

Adding ultraviolet light to standard room cleaning modestly decreases hospital-wide superbugs.

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018
Ebola response

More suspected Ebola cases in DRC as response builds

Of 53 cases, 37 are confirmed, 13 probable, and 3 suspected; deaths remain at 25.

Jun 04, 2018

Flu in kids is associated with asthma treatment failure

Influenza illnesses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment.

Jun 01, 2018

Jun 01, 2018
Yuma Arizona lettuce field

CDC: 25 more ill, 4 new deaths in E coli outbreak tied to lettuce

At least 89 people have been hospitalized, 26 with a serious kidney complication.

Jun 01, 2018
Capsules in hands

Study finds patients, clinicians downplay antibiotic side effects

The view that there is potential benefit and very little risk in taking antibiotics is widespread.

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
Doctor dispensing single pill

Report: Fragile supply chain causing antibiotic shortages, resistance threat

Some patients are getting inferior antibiotics, the authors say.

May 31, 2018
Stately camel

Cluster of MERS illnesses reported in Saudi family

The first patient got sick after exposure to camels and their milk, and six others contracted the virus in the household setting.

May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018
DR Congo vaccination

Ebola cases drop as more specimens test negative

Cases now total 51, and vaccine uptake has been high among more than 900 case contacts identified.

May 30, 2018
Pigs in mud

FAO chief urges wiser antibiotic use in food animals

Also, the FAO, WHO, and OIE agree to strengthen their collaboration on antimicrobial resistance.

May 30, 2018
Boy getting checkup

New studies highlight Zika presentation in kids, veterans

In the children's study, headache, irritability, and hospitalization rates varied by age.

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