News & Perspective

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017
Antibiotic capsules

Scientists create a more potent, durable version of vancomycin

The candidate drug has 3 mechanisms, rendering it formidable against resistance.

May 31, 2017
Aedes mosquito on blood membrane

Wolbachia trial shows promise for modified mosquitoes

The study shows large releases are most effective in establishing and expanding mosquito populations.

May 31, 2017
Ducks close up

DRC reports its first high-path H5 avian flu outbreaks

Italy, China, and the Netherlands also report outbreaks caused by various strains.

May 31, 2017

News Scan for May 31, 2017

DRC Ebola response
Meningitis C in Nigeria, Niger
May 31, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 31, 2017

Livestock-associated MRSA
Antibiotic overuse in food animals

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017
Ebola diagnostics lab

DRC approves use of Ebola vaccine

The protocol for a ring vaccination has been approved by DRC authorities, and a new study yields generally good safety data.

May 30, 2017

News Scan for May 30, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Big chikungunya jump
France ends avian flu pause
Flu vaccine in pregnancy
May 30, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 30, 2017

Resistant gonorrhea in Hawaii
Disinfectants for MDR pathogens

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

Study details flow of microbes in a new hospital

Data showed an interesting ebb and flow, as well as evidence of slowly increasing bacterial resistance.

May 26, 2017
Poultry market

H7N9 cases ebb in China as CDC creates vaccine virus

The number of new H7N9 avian flu cases in China declined again this week, to 9.


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