News & Perspective

Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017
Sao Paulo skyline

Animal cases of yellow fever near Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

The WHO says yellow fever continues to march toward Brazil's Atlantic coast.

Apr 04, 2017

Apr 04, 2017
Newborn exam

Zika birth defects noted in 1 in 10 infected US pregnant women

Follow-up of women who delivered Zika-affected newborns found that only 1 in 4 received the recommended brain imaging after birth.

Apr 04, 2017
Boy getting flu shot

Study: Vaccine halves risk of death from flu in kids

Vaccine effectiveness was 65% in preventing deaths in healthy children and 51% in high-risk kids.

Apr 04, 2017
Dialysis

Ten Saudi MERS cases linked to hospital outbreak

The outbreak includes 2 healthcare workers who have asymptomatic infections.

Apr 04, 2017

News Scan for Apr 04, 2017

Northern Hemisphere flu ebbing
Kids' global disease burden
Apr 04, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 04, 2017

Stewardship in Israel
Hospital stewardship barriers
States' FSMA, drug resistance funds
MCR-1 in France

Apr 03, 2017

Apr 03, 2017
Prenatal visit

Study: Pertussis shot in pregnant moms protects newborns

The vaccine offers strong protection to infants, especially during the first 2 months of life.

Apr 03, 2017
Syrup on blueberry pancakes

Sweet science: Maple syrup extract might boost antibiotic activity

The extract cut the amount of antibiotics needed to kill bacteria by as much as 97%.

Apr 03, 2017

News Scan for Apr 03, 2017

Healthcare MERS
Yellow fever spreads
Avian flu in Europe
More chikungunya
Russia and resistance research

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017
Urine test tubes

Rapid 'bacterial fingerprinting' might cut antibiotic overuse

The test could reduce the likelihood of antibiotic-pathogen mismatch by almost 67%.

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