News & Perspective

Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016
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Antibiotic resistance in pets an increasing problem

Experts say resistance, though not a huge concern, is on the rise among pets.

Aug 29, 2016
Zika screening

Studies highlight possible Zika treatments, mosquito control conundrum

Scientists saw potential in some existing drugs and showed that mosquitoes can pass the virus to their offspring.

Aug 29, 2016
Singapore skyline

Local Zika transmission confirmed in Singapore

Also, another diagnostic test received an EUA and a vaccine trial launched in Puerto Rico.

Aug 29, 2016

News Scan for Aug 29, 2016

Vaccine-reluctant parents
New H9N2 case in China
H5N2 in Alaskan mallard
Aug 29, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Aug 29, 2016

MCR-1 on the Arabian Peninsula
Drug-resistant fungal infections

Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Blood pint photo

FDA seeks US-wide Zika blood screening; sexual transmission concerns grow

No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks in asymptomatic infections, GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and early problems for infected babies.

Aug 26, 2016
Bangkok airport

Imported MERS case in Thailand is country's third

In another MERS development, Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced an illness in a man from Taif whose exposure is under investigation.

Aug 26, 2016

ASP News Scan for Aug 26, 2016

Drug-resistant leprosy
Antibiotic overprescribing
MRSA and diabetic foot infections
Resistant E coli in drinking water
Aug 26, 2016

News Scan for Aug 26, 2016

Drug-resistant leprosy
More H3N2v cases in fairgoers
H9N2 case in China
H5N1 outbreaks in Togo

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
Zika virus

Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.


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