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Four suspected Zika microcephaly cases in Thailand

Also, Florida, the Philippines, and Singapore report more locally acquired cases.

Poultry farmer in Palestine

FAO warns of H5N1 threat to Middle East

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Officials: Aerial spraying cut Zika mosquitoes in Miami

A report today says spraying with naled and Bti to target Aedes aegypti was effective.

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WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Petri dish in lab

GAO finds 11 more breaches at high-security labs

The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.

St. Kitts mountains

Some Zika 'firsts' as disease spreads across Caribbean

As St. Kitts and Nevis reports the disease, Guatemala notes its first related birth defects.

NDM-1  Enterobacter cloacae

UN leaders pledge to fight antimicrobial resistance

The UN declaration, however, did not set any targets for reduced use of antibiotics in humans and animals.

Inside CIDRAP

Sep 21, 2016
Through a new collaborative called Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability (CARA), CIDRAP will continue to be a critical informational platform for healthcare providers on the frontlines of the antimicrobial resistance crisis.

Sep 9, 2016
Science editorial "Ebola and Zika: Cautionary tales" by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

Jan 29, 2016
New York Times editorial on Zika epidemic and why we need to be proactive regarding infectious diseases, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH. 

More Inside CIDRAP

NEWS SCAN

Sep 26, 2016
  • Waning pertussis vaccine effect
  • 'Handshake' drug stewardship
  • Chikungunya spike
  • E coli in beef
  • Yellow fever in Congo
  • Two-dose flu vaccination
Sep 23, 2016
  • Saudi MERS cases
  • Sabin polio shot
  • ILI in children

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan

Sep 22, 2016
  • New AMR 'conscience' alliance
  • Campylobacter resistance

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The Osterholm Quote

"If the world is going to come to grips with the inevitability of antimicrobial resistance, we need a new game plan to deal with it. This meeting represents the first critical step in any journey moving forward."