News & Perspective

Jul 08, 2005

Jul 08, 2005

First avian flu in Philippines

(CIDRAP News) – The Philippines, previously free of the avian influenza that has spread rapidly across Asia, has reported its first cases.

Government announcements today say the H5 strain was identified in ducks on an isolated farm near the town of Calumpit in Bulacan province, north of Manila. The ducks showed no symptoms; the disease was detected during standard testing when a trader applied to export duck eggs.

Apr 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016

News Scan for Apr 18, 2016

Hospital MERS detection
H7N9 cases in China
Healthcare visits and Ebola
Antimicrobial stewardship

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 23, 2018

Contact precautions and resistance
Antimicrobial use on farms
CARB-X funds antibiotic candidate
Resistance surveillance in poor nations
MDR-TB treatment outcomes
New stewardship e-book
Sepsis, diagnostics technology
Resistant TB in Europe
Appropriate C diff testing
Fast sepsis detection

May 08, 2019

May 08, 2019

News Scan for May 08, 2019

Measles vaccine support
Yellow fever vaccine and dengue
MERS in health workers

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.

Jan 30, 2020

Jan 30, 2020
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, WHO

WHO declares nCoV public health emergency amid virus spread

The main worry is the possible effect on weaker nations.

Feb 02, 2020

Feb 02, 2020
Patient in hospital bed

Philippines has first nCoV death outside of China as cases top 14,000

A man, 44, in the Philippines who was coinfected with 2019-nCoV, Strep pneumoniae, and flu B has died.

Jul 13, 2020

Jul 13, 2020
Masked bus passenger

WHO warns of worse pandemic without detailed national plans

With the global total about to top 13 million cases, the WHO warns countries to act.

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