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Dec 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015
Antibiotic syringe and farm quail

More MCR-1 findings lead to calls to ban ag use of colistin

The worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has spread to distant regions, even Africa, rather quickly.

Dec 16, 2015

Dec 16, 2015
Flock of geese

Number of avian flu outbreaks in France doubles, to 30

In addition to new HPAI poultry infections in 3 French states, more outbreaks seen in Vietnam and Nigeria.

Dec 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015
Two white ducks

France has 2 new avian flu outbreaks; H5N6 noted elsewhere

Also, a study finds low-path avian flu common among ducks on foie gras farms in Bulgaria.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Farm ducks

Avian flu spreads in France as official downplays risk

The OIE, meanwhile, details 3 of France's previous outbreaks, as well as H5N6 avian flu in Vietnam.

Dec 07, 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Avian flu strikes poultry in Europe, Africa, found in Oregon duck

Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.

Aug 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015
Aedesalbopictus

Chikungunya case in Spanish man; Americas outbreak grows

The man's infection is Spain's first that didn't involve travel to an endemic area.

Jul 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015
Freetown street scene

Ebola activity steady, back in Guinea and Sierra Leone capitals

Also, phase 2 trials just launched for two prime-boost Ebola vaccine regimens.

Nov 06, 2014

Nov 06, 2014
Sick child wearing oxygen mask

CDC cites 2 more deaths in EV-D68 cases, more polio-like illnesses

US deaths in EV-D68 patients have reached 11, with 70 cases of polio-like illness.

Nov 03, 2014

Nov 03, 2014
Africa globe

Ebola tops agenda at WHO African leaders meeting

African health ministers will nominate a new expert to lead the WHO's regional office for a 5-year term.

Sep 26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014
Globe with stethoscope

Global health security summit puts sights on Ebola threat

As the outbreak tops 3,000 deaths, nations gather to push a global health plan.

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