WHO convenes 3rd meeting of Emergency Committee on Zika and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations
13 June 2016

The Committee will consider whether the Zika virus and related complications still constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, review the implementation and impact of earlier recommendations made by the Committee, and determine if new recommendations are needed or existing recommendations require revision. read more...

WHO declares the end of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia
9 June 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. read more...

Recent research uncovers surprises about antibiotic resistance
7 June 2016

June 7, 2016. It is thought that antibiotic resistance is associated with a fitness cost, meaning that bacteria that develop antibiotic resistance must sacrifice something in order to do so. read more...

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action
06 June 2016

More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). read more...

ASIA (China) Human Avian Influenza HPAI H7N9
02 June 2016

Beijing reported their first case of H7N9 of the year in a 49-year-old man in Tong Zhou district. read more...

ASIA (China) Human Avian Influenza HPAI H5N6
30 May 2016

On 30 May 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of one laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N6) virus. read more...

OIE new strategy aims to provide necessary tools to fight antimicrobial resistance more effectively
26 May 2016

May 26, 2016. At the 84th General Session of the World Assembly of National Delegates, the OIE presented to its Members, and proposed for adoption, the basic principles of its new strategy to fight antimicrobial resistance. read more...

Wildlife culling as zoonotic disease control strategy in spotlight
24 May 2016

May 24, 2016. Australian veterinarians will today debate the culling of wildlife as a way of stemming outbreaks of the deadly Hendra virus, SARS and avian influenza. read more...

Quantity of antibiotics used in livestock is vast, says report
24 May 2016

May 24, 2016. The majority of antibiotics in the US considered medically important to humans are sold for use in agriculture, a new report into antimicrobial resistance reveals. read more...

Synthetic macrolides show promise as antibiotics, may target resistance
18 May 2016

May 18, 2016. Fully synthetic macrolide antibiotic candidates may help counter growing resistance to currently available treatments while allowing researchers to easily develop new drugs by varying their basic structures, according to a study today in Nature. read more...

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