News & Perspective

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 20, 2017

H5N6 sickens Chinese man, strikes duck farm in South Korea

In South Korea, H5N6 developments in poultry prompted a move to the highest avian flu alert level.

Oct 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 13, 2017

MDR pneumonia
ASPs in long-term care
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Antimicrobial restrictions
New CARB-X funding
Preoperative antibiotics
MCR-1 in US, China patients
MDROs in nursing homes
Infections in African kids
Antibiotics for bloodstream infection

Sep 07, 2017

Sep 07, 2017

Avian Flu Scan for Sep 07, 2017

Lab-created H5N8-H5N1 virus
H7N9 fifth-wave features
Bird outbreaks in Taiwan, Italy

Sep 01, 2017

Sep 01, 2017

Flu Scan for Sep 01, 2017

H1N2v case in Ohio
H7N9 death in China
Canine influenza

Jun 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017
DNA analysis

Genetic analysis of H7N9 finds adaptations, clade patterns

Current viruses fall into 2 geographically separate clades.

Jun 14, 2017

Jun 14, 2017
Avian flu market surveillance

China reports more high-path H7N9 outbreaks in poultry

In addition, Korea, Zimbabwe, and Luxembourg note H5N8, and Libya confirms H7.

Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017
Mandarin ducks

Hungary, Romania report more H5N8 as Korea details H5N6 virus

H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.

Feb 03, 2017

Feb 03, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 03, 2017

Spread of MCR-1 gene
Resistant asymptomatic malaria
ESBL bacteria in travelers
Resistance genes in estuaries
Antibiotic use in travelers
Azithromycin in pregnancy
Antibiotics boost bacterial reproduction

Jan 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017
Swans in flight

H5N8 detected in Spain, Slovenia for first time

Also, an analysis of H5N2 from a wild Alaskan duck adds more evidence that North American wild birds still harbor the virus.

Dec 29, 2016

Dec 29, 2016
White farm geese

Avian flu outbreaks expand to Slovakia

China, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and South Korea also reported new outbreaks.

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