News & Perspective

May 03, 2016

May 03, 2016
South America globe

Peru finds local Zika cases; report supports complication links

Also, a study found distinct temporal patterns between cases, GBS, and microcephaly.

May 03, 2016
Lab researchers

USDA offers $6 million for antimicrobial resistance research

Research will include probing how resistance develops and spreads and how to combat it.

May 03, 2016

News Scan for May 03, 2016

MERS case in Qatar
Ebola countdown restarts
May 03, 2016

Flu Scan for May 03, 2016

Maternal flu vaccine benefits
H9 case in Egypt
H7N7 outbreak in Italy
Foie gras ban in France

May 02, 2016

May 02, 2016
Meat at market

FDA report finds resistant Salmonella down in meat

Antibiotic-resistant strains reach a low point since testing began, but the agency notes some worrisome findings.

May 02, 2016

News Scan for May 02, 2016

Defective surgical gowns
Saudi MERS cases
More chikungunya
Yellow fever in DRC, Uganda
May 02, 2016

Avian Flu Scan for May 02, 2016

H7N9 case in China
Indiana free of avian flu

Apr 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
PCR strip

FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test

Also, the first US Zika death was reported and local transmission was announced in St. Barthelemy.

Apr 29, 2016

News Scan for Apr 29, 2016

Listeria in Dole facility
Flu retreat resumes
Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments
Fecal transplant compatibility
Tdap vaccine effectiveness

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
IV antibiotic

Report: Antibiotic stewardship programs lower infections, improve care

A case-study series from the Pew Charitable Trusts profiles the impact of antibiotic stewardship programs, which also include cost savings.

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