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"Relying on the current tests is too late," one expert says, as dead deer might already be shedding infectious prions.
A list of critical-need antimicrobials would guide awards, which include incentives and responsibilities for companies, including stewardship reporting.
The findings represent an opportunity to reduce unnecessary use of the drugs.
The Trump administration is making no effort to prioritize game-changing flu vaccines, the experts say.
"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.
New report recommends how to move forward with vaccines and position global health for the next outbreak.
As H5N6 spreads in parts of Asia, the H5N8 strain hits more farms in Hungary, Poland, and France.
Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.
"As we anticipated, Zika is now here," CDC Director Tom Frieden says.
Also, the NAS says more research is needed on genetically modified mosquitoes.
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