News & Perspective

Mar 11, 2020

Mar 11, 2020
COVID-19 virus

'Deeply concerned' WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic

"Describing the situation as a pandemic does not change WHO's assessment."

Feb 11, 2020

Feb 11, 2020
MRSA in blood

Trial pours cold water on combo treatment for MRSA bacteremia

A beta-lactam added to standard antibiotic therapy did not result in significant improvement.

Jan 14, 2020

Jan 14, 2020
MRSA bacteria

Antibiotic tolerance can affect combo treatments, study finds

The study shows how tolerance promotes the evolution of resistance with combination antibiotics.

Aug 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019
PAHO measles

Global measles outbreaks make 2019 a record-setting year

In US developments, the CDC confirms 10 more cases, and New York reports a new outbreak in a Mennonite community.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Apr 15, 2019

Apr 15, 2019
Measles virion

With 90 more measles cases, US nears record year

US cases have climbed to 555 and at the current pace would eclipse 2014's total within weeks.

Mar 07, 2019

Mar 07, 2019
Jerusalem market

Neighborhood antibiotic use tied to risk of resistant bacteria

The association held even in people without prior antibiotic use.

Dec 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018
Bloodstream infection bacteremia

Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia

Results indicate that a 7-day course of antibiotics is not inferior to a 14-day course.

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Pregnancy checkup

Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.

May 07, 2018

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.

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