News & Perspective

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017

News Scan for Nov 08, 2017

H3N2 vaccine strain mutation
Marburg risk
Saudi MERS patterns
TB research funds

Nov 07, 2017

Nov 07, 2017
Veterinarian administering drugs to pigs

WHO calls for an end to antibiotic use in healthy animals

The WHO calls for an overall reduction in the use of antibiotics in food animals.

Nov 07, 2017

News Scan for Nov 07, 2017

More-resistant MDR-TB
Plague in Madagascar
More monkeypox in Nigeria
Dengue vaccine
Long-term West Nile damage
Nov 07, 2017

Zika Scan for Nov 07, 2017

Zika and 2nd mosquito feeding
Wolbachia mosquitoes OK'd
Chikungunya replacing Zika

Nov 06, 2017

Nov 06, 2017

MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia, 1 in Oman

All three of the Saudi patients are from Riyadh, but none of them are known to have had recent contact with camels.

Nov 06, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

Antibiotic course often too long in pneumonia patients

More than two thirds of adult hospital patients are on the drugs longer than needed.

Nov 06, 2017

News Scan for Nov 06, 2017

Strep burden, resistance threat
Salmonella probe ends
Ebola susceptibility
MDR-TB in Minnesota
Nov 06, 2017

Vector-borne Disease Scan for Nov 06, 2017

Zika in Florida
More yellow fever in Nigeria
Burkina Faso dengue outbreak
Chikungunya cases

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017
Child pneumonia patient

Study: Azithromycin overprescribed for kids' pneumonia

Using just 1 drug instead of 2 could go a long way in curbing azithromycin use.

Nov 03, 2017
Tufted duck

High wild-bird death rates detailed in Dutch H5N8 outbreaks

Two studies report high mortality rates in wild birds and unprecedented rapid genetic reassortment.

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