News & Perspective

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma flooding

Groups warn of infectious disease threats in Puerto Rico

As access to drinking water continues to pose a problem, leptospirosis infections and deaths have been reported.

Oct 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017
Ebola vaccine study

Liberia trial finds Ebola vaccines yield year-long immune response

A trial at the end of Liberia's Ebola outbreak shows 2 candidate vaccines posed no major safety concerns and triggered immune responses that lasted at least a year.

Oct 10, 2017

Oct 10, 2017
Medical consult

Peer comparison may yield lasting boost in antibiotic stewardship

Using comparisons with top performers worked well.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Oct 09, 2017

Camel contact common in recent Saudi MERS cases

Many Saudi MERS-CoV cases still involve contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Oct 06, 2017
Zika virus

Texas reports 2nd local Zika case of year; FDA OKs blood donor test

The Texas case is in a county where illnesses were reported last year.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Veterinarian with pigs

Report highlights non-federal efforts to cut antibiotics in food

Varied efforts involve states, cities, food buyers, and hospital groups.

Oct 05, 2017
Tillerson at Grand Challenges

Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda

Tillerson voices support for US collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including those involving HIV and malaria.

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