News & Perspective

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017
retail chicken

NARMS report shows some improvements in resistant Salmonella but a few red flags

The annual reports describe resistance patterns in samples from humans, retail meat, and animals at slaughter.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

News Scan for Oct 19, 2017

Plague in Madagascar
Marburg deaths in Uganda
CDC Zika guidance update
Animal agriculture threat report
Gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance

Jul 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017
Cow

USDA tests find atypical BSE in Alabama cow

Officials say atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow") was detected in an 11-year-old cow.

Jul 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017

News Scan for Jul 14, 2017

Minnesota measles case
Jamestown Canyon virus
UN funds for Haiti cholera support
Zika and chikungunya coinfection
USDA animal disease response plan

Jun 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 30, 2017

Students' antibiotic knowledge
MCR-1 in Portugal
Opposition to AMR budget cuts
Antibiotics for skin wounds
Antibiotic resistance at the Hajj
C diff in cancer patients
Contact precautions for MRSA
Antibiotic-resistant acne

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Broiler Chickens

USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks

The virus may have been introduced multiple times, and environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming.

May 09, 2017

May 09, 2017

Avian Flu Scan for May 09, 2017

H7N8 patterns in poultry
H7N9, H5N8 outbreaks

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Apr 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017

News Scan for Apr 25, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
New USDA secretary
Malaria immune response

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