News & Perspective

May 08, 2018

May 08, 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo map

DRC confirms 2 Ebola infections, probes suspected cases

In the past 5 weeks, 21 cases of viral hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the area, 17 of them fatal.

May 07, 2018

May 07, 2018
Pipetting in lab

Experts review 1918 pandemic, warn flu is global threat

Experts agree that the next flu pandemic could well be devastating—and how ill-prepared the world is.

May 07, 2018
Camels in Negev Desert

Study: Israeli camels exposed to MERS, but no sign of virus circulation

There was no sign of active MERS-CoV circulation in recent years.

May 04, 2018

May 04, 2018
Cholera bacteria

Yemen enters rainy season facing even more cholera

Rain, war, and other factors have helped create the largest cholera outbreak in history, researchers say.

May 03, 2018

May 03, 2018
Pills and Canada money

Canadian AMR report urges action, federal leadership

The report calls on PHAC to speed up development of a plan to address antimicrobial resistance.

May 02, 2018

May 02, 2018
Africa map with pill

African study on pre-emptive antibiotics in kids spurs resistance debate

The study raises ethical issues for a possible life-saving drug.

May 02, 2018
Romaine lettuce in field

First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak

The first outbreak-related death occurred in California, and cases have now reached 121.

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

May 01, 2018
Raw oysters

Raw oysters from BC tied to norovirus outbreaks in Canada, US

Officials are investigating norovirus outbreaks involving dozens of cases linked to raw oysters from British Columbia.

Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018
Romaine heads

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak grows; Arizona farm named in Alaska cases

Officials are sorting out sources of chopped romaine as outbreak hospitalizaton levels rise.

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