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Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 23, 2017

Antibiotic-free fast-food chicken
MRSA in Norway, Kuwait
NDM-1 at Mexican hospital
Stewardship in long-term care
Statement on antimicrobial products
Types of prescribers
New antibiotic OK'd
MDR-TB in US kids
Virus tests and stewardship
Penalties for poor Rx
US Candida auris
Self-medication
Resistance testing
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
MRSA screen and vancomycin
Antibiotics for 'pink eye'

Jun 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Data on Zika in mosquitoes suggest early presence in Rio

A separate study found Zika virus in the saliva of 5 different mosquito species in Mexico.

May 04, 2017

May 04, 2017
Pregnant profile

MRI series explores Zika exposure in the womb

Also, reseachers identify a Zika antibody that might open up new therapy and vaccine possibilities.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise; study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

Dec 28, 2016

Dec 28, 2016

News Scan for Dec 28, 2016

More Saudi MERS cases
Abx prescription feedback
Pakistan polio update
Chikungunya update

Aug 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016
Miami park

More local Zika cases in Florida as Puerto Rico numbers soar

Cases in Puerto Rico topped 10,000, as more countries and regions reported local spread, microcephaly, and GBS.

Jul 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016

News Scan for Jul 11, 2016

Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
More chikungunya cases

Apr 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016
Molecules

Molecular Zika study finds possible target for tests, drugs

Electrostatic differences in a key protein might explain how Zika virus infects human cells.

Mar 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016
Neural stem cell

Zika studies explore fetal brain problems, virus damage

A case report finds more fetal evidence of Zika-related brain development problems, and a study on fetal neural cells hints at a possible damage mechanism.

Jan 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016

News Scan for Jan 19, 2016

More H5N6, H7N9 infections
New chikungunya cases
Ebola vaccine trial

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