Q&A: Multistate outbreak from romaine lettuce raises questions about food safety

May 4, 2018
In mid-April, the CDC and FDA announced that a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7 infections was linked to…

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Community-based programs may lower odds of helminth infection

May 4, 2018
About 25% of the world’s population — more than 1.5 billion people — are infected with soil-transmitted helminths, including…

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Model predicts new H3N2 flu vaccine component will be just as ineffective

May 3, 2018
For a variety of reasons, including antiquated egg-based production methods, the seasonal influenza vaccine is rarely more than 50% effective…


Air pollution kills 7 million people each year, many from pneumonia

May 1, 2018
Air pollution causes 7 million deaths worldwide each year — mostly through noncommunicable diseases like lung cancer, stroke and chronic…

Vector-borne diseases more than triple in US, CDC says

May 1, 2018
The number of illnesses caused by the bite of infected mosquitoes, ticks and fleas has more than tripled in the United States, and the country is not…

Meeting News

Blood bank supplies in sub-Saharan Africa often contain malaria parasites

April 28, 2018
Research presented at the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria’s Pan African Malaria Conference showed that nearly one in four blood bank…

ART regimens containing tenofovir appear not to increase birth risks

April 27, 2018
Newly reviewed data from two United States-based cohort studies showed that an ART regimen containing tenofovir is not associated with a higher risk…

Largest Shiga toxin E. coli outbreak since 2006 widens

April 27, 2018
Fourteen more people have become ill from Escherichia coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma Arizona region, bringing the total number of…

World Immunization Week: ‘Now is the time for action’

April 27, 2018
World Immunization Week is acknowledged each year during the last week of April to raise awareness of the importance of child and adult…

Mass antibiotic dosing reduces child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

April 25, 2018
The global child mortality rate has declined 56% since 1990, but 15,000 children aged younger than 5 years still die every day, and young children in…


Malaria in 2018: A glass half full

April 25, 2018
April 25 is World Malaria Day. To mark the occasion, Philip J. Rosenthal, MD, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

Reports reveal misconceptions about STIs among patients, clinicians

April 24, 2018
Recent survey data showed that most young, sexually active women do not undergo routine screening for sexually transmitted infections because they do…

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VIDEO: E. coli outbreak in rural community linked to bull manure

April 22, 2018
ATLANTA — In this video from the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service conference, Vikram Krishnasamy, MD, MPH, EIS officer in the…

FDA News

FDA authorizes first test for C. auris

April 20, 2018
The FDA announced that it has authorized the first test for Candida auris, an emerging health care-associated fungus that is often resistant to…

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Used socks reveal odor that attracts mosquitoes to malaria patients

April 20, 2018
Used socks helped researchers identify compounds in the skin odor of malaria patients that make them more attractive to mosquitoes. Previous research…

SAGE backs recommendation to limit dengue vaccination

April 19, 2018
Upon further review of the dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, WHO and the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization reinforced a recommendation…


FDA announces recall of over 200 million eggs

April 16, 2018
More than 200 million eggs have been recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination, the FDA recently announced. The FDA, along with the…


The good, the bad, and the maybe, about kratom

April 16, 2018
Kratom, a derivative of an Asian evergreen tree, that contains the stimulant mitragynine and narcotic 7-hydroxymitraginine, is used by as many as 5…

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Trained rats more successful in diagnosing TB than standard tests

April 14, 2018
African giant pouched rats that are trained to detect tuberculosis identified hundreds of cases that were missed by clinic-based testing in Tanzania…

1 billion people in Africa to be vaccinated against yellow fever

April 10, 2018
WHO announced today that by 2026, approximately 1 billion people in 27 high-risk African countries will be vaccinated against yellow fever. With…