News & Perspective

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.

Jul 21, 2016
East Pyne Hall, Princeton University

Meningitis B vaccine disappoints in campus outbreak

Most recipients produced antibodies, but 34% had no immune response to the outbreak strain.

Jul 21, 2016

News Scan for Jul 21, 2016

Highest-priority antibiotics
New antibiotic tests well
Jul 21, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Jul 21, 2016

Pig roast Salmonella cluster
Hawaii hepatitis outbreak grows
E coli in UK

Jul 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016
pregnant repellent use

Local transmission suspected in Florida Zika case

As officials probe the source of the infection, mosquito control activities are under way in the area and Zika kits are being distributed.

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