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Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

ASP News Scan for Oct 21, 2016

Antibiotic de-escalation
XDR-TB in Romania
Pediatric C diff
Improper STI treatment
ASPs in rehab facilities
HHS awards $16 million to improve antibiotic use
Resistant Staph and hog farms
MRSA acquisition in contacts
ESBL-E in travelers

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Aug 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016

News Scan for Aug 18, 2016

Saudi MERS case
Burden of bloodstream infections
UN Haiti cholera shift
Contact lens infections

Jul 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016
E coli

MCR-1 gene found in human sample in US for 2nd time

Italian researchers, meanwhile, said they detected a variant of the MCR-1 gene.

Jun 27, 2016

Jun 27, 2016

News Scan for Jun 27, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Signs of H7N7 in poultry workers
Diabetes and antibiotic prescribing

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016
White farm chickens

Four countries battle more high-path avian flu outbreaks

Cambodia, Ghana, and Indonesia report H5N1, and Italy notes its 2nd H7N7 event this month.

May 03, 2016

May 03, 2016

Flu Scan for May 03, 2016

Maternal flu vaccine benefits
H9 case in Egypt
H7N7 outbreak in Italy
Foie gras ban in France

Mar 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016
Saliva samples

Studies cite possible Zika-meningitis link, note virus in saliva

The saliva report hints at a possible human-to-human transmission route, and the meningitis report expands the list of possible neuro complications.

Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016
Breastfeeding baby

Case hints at other severe birth defects tied to Zika

Also, WHO guidance today addresses breastfeeding, microcephaly, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016

News Scan for Jan 14, 2016

Two MERS cases in UAE
Italian MCR-1 detection
Polio funds, setback

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