News & Perspective

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 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017
China Premiere Li Keqiang

H7N9 surge in China prompts high-level call for market closures

China's premier urges officials in affected areas to shutter live-poultry markets.

Feb 23, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 23, 2017

Resistant malaria in Africa
Antibacterial skin lotion
Feb 23, 2017

News Scan for Feb 23, 2017

More H5N8 outbreaks
Zika testicular shrinkage
Polio still global emergency
Norovirus tracking

Feb 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Poultry swabbing in Laos

Four countries report H5N1 as H5N8 detections continue

Officials note new H5N1 outbreaks in India, Laos, Niger, and Vietnam.

Feb 22, 2017
Pigs at trough

EU nations report high drug resistance in humans, animals, food

Report finds extremely high multidrug resistance in a Salmonella strain that can sicken humans.

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