News & Perspective

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Mar 14, 2018
Scientist with bacteria cultures

US surveillance finds low level of worrisome resistant bacterium

The finding "affords us the opportunity to be aggressive about prevention."

Mar 14, 2018

News Scan for Mar 14, 2018

Lassa fever in Nigeria
No suicide-Tamiflu link found
Chikungunya vaccine trial
Mar 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 14, 2018

VRE bacteremia treatment, prevention
Drug-resistant bacteria in urine

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018
Pregnant woman at airport

Survey finds generally good local capacity to address Zika in pregnant women

Researchers find that 80% of local health department have communication and referral mechanisms between their maternal and child health programs and agency programs, and 78% have access to electronic lab results.

Mar 13, 2018

News Scan for Mar 13, 2018

Salmonella turtle outbreak
Avian flu in 3 nations
Dengue and stroke
New anthrax vaccine

Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018
White chickens feeding

Tests turn up low-path H7N1 avian flu at Texas farm

In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.

Mar 12, 2018

News Scan for Mar 12, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
WHO priority diseases
More Brazil yellow fever
Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
Mar 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 12, 2018

Infection risk tool and stewardship
Multidrug resistance in Ghana

Mar 09, 2018

Mar 09, 2018
Downward trend

Flu activity drops across country as season ebbs

The acting CDC director, though, says more cases can be expected yet this season.

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