News & Perspective

Jul 26, 2016

Jul 26, 2016
Raw poultry

German researchers identify 402 MCR-1 isolates

The MCR-1 gene was most prevalent in poultry, with 10.7% of turkey isolates and 5.6% of broiler isolates testing positive.

Jul 25, 2016

Jul 25, 2016
Baby in incubator

New Zika recs expand congenital syndrome, fine-tune testing, sex guidance

The updates include an expanded definition of Zika congenital syndrome from PAHO and revised CDC guidance on testing pregnant women and on preventing sexual spread.

Jul 25, 2016

News Scan for Jul 25, 2016

Saudi MERS update
Ebola vaccine, viral shedding
New chikungunya cases
Jul 25, 2016

Avian Flu Scan for Jul 25, 2016

Egyptian H5N1 cases
Avian flu outbreaks in Iraq

Jul 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
New York City sign post

NYC reports microcephaly; Florida probes possible 2nd local Zika case

New York City confirms its first Zika-related microcephaly case, Florida is investigating a possible 2nd local infection, and Puerto Rico turns down a CDC plan to spray for mosquitoes.

Jul 22, 2016
Neonatal intensive care unit

NICU antibiotic restrictions lead to shorter treatment courses

Shortening the course of NICU antibiotics led to a 27% drop in use and an increase in appropriate prescribing.

Jul 22, 2016

ASP News Scan for Jul 22, 2016

Highest-priority antibiotics
New antibiotic tests well
Resistant fungal infections
Jul 22, 2016

News Scan for Jul 22, 2016

Yellow fever decline in Angola
New Saudi MERS case
Salmonella-related meat recall
Jul 22, 2016

Flu Scan for Jul 22, 2016

H5 vaccine priming strategy
Taiwan H5N8 outbreaks

Jul 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016
White House

Florida, other states get more funds for Zika

Also, researchers report that Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes are a potential Zika vector, and CDC notes 3 new cases of birth defects.


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