News & Perspective

Oct 27, 2008

Oct 27, 2008

Drug-resistant flu viruses cause growing concern

– WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) – Health officials worldwide are becoming increasingly concerned about influenza viruses' resistance to antiviral drugs, which can shut down a flu infection or mitigate symptoms. Flu antivirals are vital for reducing severe illness and death in average flu seasons and could be essential bulwarks against an influenza pandemic if one began.

May 04, 2010

May 04, 2010

CDC joins WHO push for better hand hygiene in healthcare

(CIDRAP News) – A day before the May 5 call toaction from the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygienepractices in healthcare workers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) held a clinicians teleconference on the topic and said it would unveil anew online resource tomorrow as part of the day's events.

Apr 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014

News Scan for Apr 24, 2014

MERS in Omani camels
New H7N9 cases
Effect of kids' vaccines
Frozen donor stool for C diff
Polio surveillance

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015

News Scan for Apr 01, 2015

Risk of severe C diff
Late notice of Salmonella in cukes
Lassa outbreak in Benin

Apr 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015

News Scan for Apr 29, 2015

WHO MERS update
Regional C diff rates
Meningitis in Niger

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