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Jun 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018
N gonorrhea

Study: Gonorrhea genes expressed differently in men and women

Men had higher expression of antimicrobial resistance genes, a finding that may have implications for the growing threat of resistant gonorrhea.

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
Free-range chickens

Chinese scientists find 2 MCR genes on same plasmid

Similar plasmids were found in a hospitalized patient and in hospital sewage.

Apr 05, 2018

Apr 05, 2018
Horseshoe bat

New SARS-like virus from bats implicated in China pig die-off

The virus killed nearly 25,000 piglets at 4 farms in Guangdong province in 2016 and 2017.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
turkey farm

Low-path H7N1 detected at Missouri turkey farm

The low-path H7 detection is the first in the US this year, and more tests will be done to characterize the H7N1 virus.

Mar 02, 2018

Mar 02, 2018
Drug-resistant Shigella

MCR-1-carrying Shigella found in China

The authors say that finding MCR-1 in Shigella flexneri from pig feces suggests it could be circulating on Chinese farms and beyond.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Influenza virus

WHO: Many nations report brisk flu activity, with influenza B rising

The WHO urges countries to shore up case management, vaccinate high-risk people, and take other steps.

Dec 01, 2017

Dec 01, 2017
horseshoe bats

Bat cave study finds new clues about SARS virus origin

New viruses had all the building blocks of the human virus, and lab exeriments found that some are equipped with the same capacity to enter human cells.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Busy waiting room

CDC sees some signs of an early flu season

The agency reports increased activity overall, 5 pediatric deaths, and a variant H1N1 infection in Iowa.

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 20, 2017
DNA molecules

Study describes emergence, spread of MCR-1 gene

Isolates shared a background that took shape in 2006, when MCR-1 was first mobilized.

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.

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