News & Perspective

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Pregnant mom

Study describes Zika birth defects as case appears in Texas

A case series of 87 infected babies from Brazil's epicenter finds an 82% rate of microcephaly.

Feb 27, 2017

News Scan for Feb 27, 2017

H5N1 cases in Egypt
H5N8, H5N1 outbreaks
Chikungunya in Pakistan, Brazil

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

News Scan for Feb 24, 2017

Zika vaccine targets
Yellow fever in Brazil
Canada beef irradiation
Candidate E coli vaccine

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 17, 2017

Daptomycin for kids' MRSA
Antibiotics sans prescription
CRE source in the ICU
C diff cluster
ASP recommendations
MCR-1 in chicken meat
Patient hand hygiene
Handshake stewardship
Feb 17, 2017

News Scan for Feb 17, 2017

Zika birth defects
More yellow fever
Limiting dengue
Malaria in the Americas
H5N8 outbreaks

Feb 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017

News Scan for Feb 15, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Zika in body fluids
Yellow fever vaccine
Malaria vaccine trial
Feb 15, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 15, 2017

ASP recommendations
MCR-1 in chicken meat

Feb 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017
Zika microscope

Zika studies yield more fetal infection and testing clues, show persistence in breast milk

Surprisingly, tests on placental cells that correspond to the earliest pregnancy stages found more damage from the African Zika strain than the Asian one.

Feb 09, 2017

Feb 09, 2017
Baby tape measure

Studies highlight microcephaly data, Zika spread by breast milk, saliva

Zika doesn't appear to transmit efficiently through breast milk, but questions still remain. Also, experiments with macaques found a low risk of spread by saliva.

Feb 09, 2017

News Scan for Feb 09, 2017

More yellow fever in Brazil
Stewardship in nursing homes
Burkholderia cepacia probe

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