News & Perspective

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017
Pills on hands

WHO revises essential drug list to battle antibiotic resistance

The WHO groups antibiotics into 3 categories—access, watch, and reserve.

Jun 07, 2017

Jun 07, 2017
Oxygenation

WHO reports 3 Saudi hospital MERS clusters, new cases in UAE, Qatar

Also, the Saudi MOH reports 5 new cases in Riyadh, 4 of which are healthcare-related.

Jun 08, 2017

Jun 08, 2017
Hospital monitor and healthcare workers

Saudi Arabia probing several hospital MERS clusters in Riyadh

Officials are responding to several small healthcare clusters in the city.

Jun 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017
MERS virus particles

Saudi Arabia reports 7 new hospital MERS cases

In related news, a new study finds that bats harbor thousands of coronaviruses.

Jun 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017
Hospital corridor

WHO details Saudi MERS clusters as outbreak grows

The hospital clusters involve 23, 6, and 4 cases, with the first two connected by an infected patient.

Jun 13, 2017
Oral polio vaccine

WHO reports 2 polio clusters in the DRC, new details in Syria

The WHO says the 2 vaccine-derived clusters in the DRC involve 2 separate strains.

Jun 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Antibiotic stewardship

Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria

The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.

Jun 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017
Cholera

Yemen's cholera outbreak grows by 5,000 cases per day

Two years of conflict have cut 14.5 million people off from access to clean water and sanitation.

Jun 29, 2017

Jun 29, 2017
UNICEF worker and child

Five more polio cases reported in Syria as vaccine ships

The new vaccine-derived cases lift the outbreak total to 22, all but 1 in Deir ez-Zor governorate.

Jun 01, 2017

Jun 01, 2017

Zika Scan for Jun 01, 2017

US Zika birth defects
WHO vector control program

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