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Jul 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016
Miami skyline

Florida confirms local spread in 4 Zika cases

"As we anticipated, Zika is now here," CDC Director Tom Frieden says.

Jul 29, 2016
Zika virus

Puerto Rico braces for birth defects as Zika cases soar

A CDC official says 1,500 pregnant women in Puerto Rico might be infected and not know it.

Jul 29, 2016
Stack of pills

CDC allocates $67 million to battle antibiotic resistance

The funds will help health departments nationwide identify resistant bacteria quickly and will support 7 regional labs.

Jul 29, 2016

ASP News Scan for Jul 29, 2016

Compliance and MRSA clearance
Costs of MRSA care
MCR-1 in Hong Kong
CRE risk factors
Drug-resistant C coli cluster
Safety labels for fluoroquinolones
Antibiotic overuse for asthma
Jul 29, 2016

News Scan for Jul 29, 2016

MERS reappears in Saudi Arabia
Yellow fever slows
Anthrax in Siberia
Statins and flu vaccine protection
Jul 29, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Jul 29, 2016

Compliance and MRSA clearance
Costs of MRSA care

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Vaccine syringe

Contrary dengue vaccine response hints at possible problems with Zika

It's called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), wherein the dengue vaccine sets up severe disease in those not previously exposed — and it might have repercussions for Zika.

Jul 28, 2016
Microbiology lab technician

Public-private partnership aims to spur new antibiotics

The US-UK partnership will provide $44 million this year and as much as $350 million over 5 years.

Jul 28, 2016
Blood bags

Zika prompts FDA to curb blood collection in Florida

In other developments, the Zika surge continues in Puerto Rico, more US travelers have been infected, and the virus has spread to more Caribbean locations. 

Jul 28, 2016
Wound care

Experts offer guidance for antibiotic stewardship in wound care

Wound care is one of the most common reasons for antibiotic use in hospitals.

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