News & Perspective

Feb 07, 2018

Feb 07, 2018

Report: At-risk Europeans under-vaccinated against flu

Half of EU nations report that only a third of older adults are vaccinated against flu.

Feb 07, 2018
Swans and Windsor Castle

High-path avian flu outbreaks reported in Mideast, Asia, Europe

A UK outbreak involves swans from a flock owned by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 06, 2018
Researcher holding drug capsule

FDA cites progress, hurdles in antibiotic development

Since July 2012, the FDA has approved 12 products that are now on the market.

Feb 05, 2018

Feb 05, 2018
India pharmacy

Host of unregulated antibiotics sold in India, study says

The findings undermine the country's efforts to combat rising antibiotic resistance.

Feb 05, 2018
Baby macaque

Zika studies highlight brain damage, possible genetic link

One study hints that infection in children and young adults may affect brain health.

Feb 02, 2018

Feb 02, 2018
Woman sick in bed

CDC: Flu still rising across US; 16 new pediatric deaths

By every metric, this H3N2-dominated season is measuring up as a bad one.

Feb 02, 2018
Angkor, Cambodia

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia

Strains with key drug-resistance genes grew from 16% of samples in 2008 to 68% in 2013.

Feb 01, 2018

Feb 01, 2018
Flu vaccination

Canadian data show low flu vaccine protection against H3N2

Protection against the H3N2 strain was 17%—and not statistically significant.

Jan 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018
Culex mosquito

Mouse study hints West Nile may cause Zika-like birth defects

It's too soon to know if the study applies to people, but West Nile caused fetal brain damage and death in mice.

Jan 31, 2018
Malaria treatment

Malaria in pregnancy now complicated by drug resistance

Recent gains in preventing the disease in pregnancy may be lost as resistance to prophylactic treatment rises.

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