News & Perspective

Nov 26, 2018

Nov 26, 2018
Yellow fever vaccine production

Study affirms fractional dosing with yellow fever vaccine

Ten years after primary vaccination, 73 of 75 participants had seroprotective antibody levels.

Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018
Free-range chickens

Iraqi, Dutch, Vietnamese officials report avian flu outbreaks

In research news, French scientists detect signs of airborne H5N8 on farms.

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Yellow fever vaccine production

Yellow fever persists in Brazil; Netherlands reports case

Yellow fever vaccine will be used across some of Brazil's most populous regions in the coming months.

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Biofilm of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic peptide derivative shows promise for drug-resistant infections

The compound worked on biofilms, which are important causes of chronic and recurring bacterial infections.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Dec 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017
Ducks and lone chicken

H5N6 avian flu reassortant confirmed in Dutch outbreak

Also, Cambodia reports an H5N1 outbreak in poultry, its first in nearly a year.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017
Tufted duck

High wild-bird death rates detailed in Dutch H5N8 outbreaks

Two studies report high mortality rates in wild birds and unprecedented rapid genetic reassortment.

Aug 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017
Cows feeding

Report outlines steps to reduce antibiotic use on the farm

The roadmap includes 11 recommendations on antibiotic use in food animals split into 3 key areas.

Jun 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017
Hospital room sink

ICU-room sink removal may cut bacterial colonization

Removing sinks and using a "water-free" method of care reduced colonization with gram-negative bacilli.

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