News & Perspective

Dec 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018
Donning personal protective equipment Ebola

Tests confirm 11 more Ebola infections in DRC, 560 total

Ebola transmission continues to occur over 14 health zones, and 336 people have died in the outbreak.

Dec 20, 2018
Egyptian fruit bat

Marburg-carrying bats found in West Africa for first time

Marburg virus, harbored by fruit bats, has over the years caused 12 known outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dec 20, 2018
Concrete drainage pipe

Report highlights research gaps on AMR in the environment

Research gaps include evaluating the effectiveness of treatment plants in removing resistant microbes.

Dec 20, 2018

News Scan for Dec 20, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Tainted stem-cell injections
Nigeria yellow fever vaccination
Sharing pathogen data in outbreaks
H5 avian flu in India, Bulgaria

Dec 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018
Ebola treatment unit

Seven new cases and deaths in DRC's Ebola outbreak

The outbreak has grown to 549 cases and 326 deaths, with 82 suspected cases.

Dec 19, 2018
Beef cattle

FDA reports major drop in antibiotics for food animals

Sales and distribution of medically important antibiotics for livestock decreased by 33% last year and 43% since their peak.

Dec 19, 2018

News Scan for Dec 19, 2018

Acute flaccid paralysis in UK
Updated clinical guidance for flu
Flu vaccine coverage in Europe
Dec 19, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 19, 2018

Sparse antibiotic use and resistance
Metronidazole for mild C diff

Dec 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018
Raw whole chicken

Major firms agree to 'framework' for antibiotic stewardship in animals

The plan doesn't mandate limits on use or set goals, instead focusing on principles.

Dec 18, 2018
Flu shot in older man

Study: Cell-based flu vaccine just a bit better than egg-based

A cell-based vaccine protected about 10% better than a standard vaccine but not a high-dose version.

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