News & Perspective

Jan 03, 2017

Jan 03, 2017
Farm cat

Korea confirms H5N6 in cat deaths as Ireland reports H5N8

The H5N8 virus continues to fuel outbreaks, including a first detection in Ireland.

Jan 04, 2017

Jan 04, 2017
Newborn in incubator

Prolonged infection highlights key resistance mutation

The mutation "primed the pump" for bacteria to resist any antibiotic prescribed.

Jan 05, 2017

Jan 05, 2017
Roosters at market

H7N9 activity intensifies in China with 16 more cases

China has now confirmed 38 cases this season, compared with 10 at this point last season.

Jan 06, 2017

Jan 06, 2017
Flu vax supplies

US flu activity shows steady rise

Flu is now widespread in 12 states, with a growing percentage of clinic visits for flu and hospitalization rates rising quickly for seniors, a group typically hit hard by H3N2.

Jan 09, 2017

Jan 09, 2017
Live-poultry market

H7N9 surge in China puts cases over last season's total

The 128 cases in China and Hong Kong this season top last season's total of 118 infections.

Jan 09, 2017
Farm chickens

Officials report more avian flu across Europe, Middle East

More spread of H5N8 is occurring in Europe, with more nations reporting the virus in poultry.

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017
Mallard duck

H5N2 found in wild Montana duck as H5N8 spreads to Italy

The high-path strain that caused a huge outbreak in 2015 has been found in a Montana mallard.

Jan 10, 2017
Shigella bacteria

Shigella in gay men growing more antibiotic resistant

Nearly a quarter of Shigella isolates in New York City showed decreased susceptibility or resistance.

Jan 10, 2017

Zika mRNA vaccine enters clinical trial; Angola reports cases

In other Zika developments, the CDC released new fact sheets for pregnant women about the complexities involved in Zika testing.

Jan 11, 2017

Jan 11, 2017
Zika via electron microscope

Study sheds more light on Zika in developing brain cells

Also, reports highlighted the first local US case and Zika in a man with a vasectomy.

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