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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

Oct 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016
Cattle lineup

EU report: Animal use of medically important antibiotics up

Tonnage of fluoroquinolones, macrolides, and polymyxins for animals rose 14%, 13%, and 19%, respectively.

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016

VHF Scan for Sep 02, 2016

Crimean-Congo fever in Spain
Late Ebola sexual transmission

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 25, 2016

Jul 25, 2016
Baby in incubator

New Zika recs expand congenital syndrome, fine-tune testing, sex guidance

The updates include an expanded definition of Zika congenital syndrome from PAHO and revised CDC guidance on testing pregnant women and on preventing sexual spread.

Jul 05, 2016

Jul 05, 2016
Guinea-Bissau by satellite

Guinea-Bissau Zika detections prompt probe of virus strain

Also, Spain becomes the 11th state to report sexual transmission of the virus.

Jun 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
Ultrasound image on pregnant belly

Zika complications seen in 6 US pregnancies so far

The CDC notes 6 instances of Zika-linked birth defects, 3 involving live births.

Jun 16, 2016

News Scan for Jun 16, 2016

Spanish EV-A71 outbreak
India polio vaccination
Experimental malaria drug

Jun 09, 2016

Jun 09, 2016

News Scan for Jun 09, 2016

Ebola-free status (again)
Saudi MERS case
Modern and ancient plague
Cutaneous anthrax in China

Jun 03, 2016

Jun 03, 2016

Flu Scan for Jun 03, 2016

Flu immunity from previous infection
Low US flu levels
Avian flu in Mexico, Niger

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