News & Perspective

May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018
WHO contract tracing

DRC Ebola responders trace high-risk contacts in Mbandaka

Also, new reports cover vaccine challenges and lessons learned in West Africa.

May 24, 2018
Vaccine researcher

Nipah death toll in India hits 12 as CEPI funds vaccine efforts

Local officials say the outbreak total has reached 36 cases, 14 confirmed and 22 suspected.

May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018
Thermometer in the sun

Study finds antibiotic resistance rise tied to hotter temps

"After controlling for [other] factors, we still find that temperature is a strong predictor of antibiotic resistance."

May 23, 2018

WHO: 58 Ebola cases in DRC, 27 deaths

With worries about the disease spreading in  Mbandaka, the WHO said the DRC risk is very high and the regional risk is high.

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Ebola response

New funding pledges boost DRC Ebola response

More than $25 million is newly pledged for an outbreak that has grown to 51 total cases, 28 confirmed.

May 22, 2018
Zika virus

Study: GBS symptoms more severe when caused by Zika

Those with GBS and Zika had more severe symptoms, including facial weakness, and required more ICU care.

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018
Syringe on DR Congo map

Ebola vaccine drive launches in DRC as cases rise to 49

Four more illnesses have been reported, along with another death in a healthcare worker.

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
Ebola virus

WHO: Ebola in DRC not global emergency; ring vaccination starts in 2 days

"At this point, it's not cost beneficial to declare an international state of emergency," a WHO official said of the 45-case outbreak that has killed 25 people.

May 18, 2018
Refugee camp Greece

Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe

Meta-analysis finds that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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