News & Perspective

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Pregnant mom

Study describes Zika birth defects as case appears in Texas

A case series of 87 infected babies from Brazil's epicenter finds an 82% rate of microcephaly.

Feb 27, 2017
sequencing background

WHO analysis spotlights resistance in H7N9 gene changes

So far there's no sign that H7N9 epidemiology is changing for humans, but for poultry, the virus has become more deadly.

Feb 27, 2017
Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

Feb 27, 2017

News Scan for Feb 27, 2017

H5N1 cases in Egypt
H5N8, H5N1 outbreaks
Chikungunya in Pakistan, Brazil

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017
French goose farm

H5N1 hits Vietnam again as 7 European nations report more H5N8

France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.

Feb 24, 2017
Patient on oxygen

Slight decrease seen in US, European flu activity

Also, UK scientists yesterday reported a novel subclade of the H3N2 strain of influenza.

Feb 24, 2017
Sick girl in hospital

Multidrug-resistant infections rising in US kids

Over the 8-year study period MDR bacterial infections increased sevenfold.

Feb 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 24, 2017

New diagnostic tests
Antibiotic prescribing frequency
Possible Candida auris drug
MRSA pattern shifts
Feb 24, 2017

News Scan for Feb 24, 2017

Zika vaccine targets
Yellow fever in Brazil
Canada beef irradiation
Candidate E coli vaccine
Feb 24, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 24, 2017

New diagnostic tests
Antibiotic prescribing frequency
Possible Candida auris drug
MRSA pattern shifts
Resistant malaria in Africa
Antibacterial skin lotion
MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
MCR-1 in Chinese pets
MDR-TB testing, treatment
Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Antibiotic resistance in Indian kids

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