News & Perspective

Apr 09, 2018

Apr 09, 2018
James Hedrick, PhD

Synthetic polymers show promise against multidrug-resistant microbes

The new molecule can target a wide range of bacteria and doesn't develop resistance.

Apr 09, 2018
Chicken salad croissant sandwich

CDC wraps up chicken salad Salmonella outbreak probe

The CDC reports 95 new cases, for a total of 265 in 8 states, but with more than 90% in Iowa.

Apr 06, 2018

Apr 06, 2018
Salmonella

Kratom-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 45 more

In total, 132 cases in 32 states are tied to kratom, an herbal alternative to opioids.

Apr 05, 2018

Apr 05, 2018
Horseshoe bat

New SARS-like virus from bats implicated in China pig die-off

The virus killed nearly 25,000 piglets at 4 farms in Guangdong province in 2016 and 2017.

Apr 05, 2018
Scientist holding DNA sequence

Analysis reveals mechanisms behind pan-resistant pathogen

The isolate belongs to a strain of MDR Klebsiella that has spread globally.

Apr 04, 2018

Apr 04, 2018
Rural clinic medical consult

Experts lay out universal framework for stewardship programs

It includes a comprehensive checklist relevant for hospitals in any setting.

Apr 03, 2018

Apr 03, 2018
carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

CDC says its steps have limited the spread of 'nightmare' bacteria

The CDC says it needs to respond faster, earlier with each new threat.

Apr 03, 2018
kratom capsules

Tainted kratom prompts first mandatory FDA food product recall

The FDA took the step after the company refused to voluntarily recall its products in the wake of positive lab tests for Salmonella.

Apr 02, 2018

Apr 02, 2018
Mumps parotid exam

New studies describe link between parotitis, flu

The findings "strongly suggest that parotitis can be added to the long list of syndromes caused by influenza."

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018
Ebola recovery

In review of Ebola recovery, GAO urges better accountability

Of $1.6 billion appropriated, $412 million has been targeted to 131 projects.

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