News & Perspective

Jul 26, 2016

Jul 26, 2016
Raw poultry

German researchers identify 402 MCR-1 isolates

The MCR-1 gene was most prevalent in poultry, with 10.7% of turkey isolates and 5.6% of broiler isolates testing positive.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

News Scan for Jun 28, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
2009 H1N1 origins in Mexico
WHO health emergency head
Strategic National Stockpile report

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016
Zika virus

Researchers unveil first human-made Zika virus clone

In addition, Germany notes its first case of sexual transmission, and Argentina reports its first local cases.

Mar 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016
Cologne, Germany

More details emerge on German, US Lassa cases linked to Togo

The infected Americans are health workers, ages 33 and 47, the latter of whom died.

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

News Scan for Feb 15, 2016

Hawaii declares emergency
New chikungunya cases
Ebola vaccine test in monkeys
European Medical Corps formed

Jan 08, 2016

Jan 08, 2016
Young calf

New MCR-1 reports warn of untreatable infection threat

The new, worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has been detected in 6 more nations.

Dec 09, 2015

Dec 09, 2015

Flu Scan for Dec 09, 2015

Egg allergies and LAIV
More avian flu in France
Avian flu in Taiwan, Germany, Russia

Dec 07, 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Avian flu strikes poultry in Europe, Africa, found in Oregon duck

Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015

News Scan for Dec 01, 2015

Saudi MERS case
Hawaii dengue outbreak
Invasive pneumonia risk
MRSA carriers

Nov 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015
Coronavirus

Study notes MERS, SARS virus shedding similarities

Scientists find that the timing and intensity of MERS virus shedding is similar to SARS.

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