News & Perspective

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Farm duck

As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement

The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.

Dec 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017

News Scan for Dec 20, 2017

Camels and MERS
Zika screening in Florida
South Korea reports H5N6

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 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
Oct 13, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 13, 2017

Flu in US and Europe
Avian flu in Europe, Asia

Sep 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017

News Scan for Sep 27, 2017

Avian flu in Vietnam, Korea
Yellow fever immunization
Global MERS agreement

Sep 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

News Scan for Sep 19, 2017

H7N9 vaccine development
Cyclospora cases rise
MERS vaccine trial
Zika transmission prediction
Nigerian cholera vaccination

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


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