News & Perspective

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017
Asian boy in hospital

Hospital outbreak of MCR-1 Klebsiella reported in China

This appears to be the first MCR-1 hospital outbreak.

May 25, 2017
Airline pandemic flu testing

World Bank says most nations not ready for pandemic

One recommendations is for all nations to assess preparedness and animal health capacities by 2019.

May 25, 2017

News Scan for May 25, 2017

Ebola in DRC
Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Zika and fetal outcome
WHO budget OK'd

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017
Zika virus

Zika studies uncover early spread, factors fueling Florida outbreak

The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.

May 24, 2017
Aerial spraying

GAO says diagnostics, mosquito control key in Zika efforts

Establishing an effective diagnostics protocol for Zika testing is of utmost importance, the GAO says.

May 24, 2017

News Scan for May 24, 2017

Qatar MERS case
Pneumonia vaccine protection
May 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 24, 2017

MCR-1 in Australia
Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Salmonella

New resistance gene found in Salmonella isolated from chickens

The gene was found in 15 Salmonella isolates from broiler chickens in British Columbia.

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

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