News & Perspective

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

Apr 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017
Salmonella culture in Petri dish

Salmonella, Campylobacter top foodborne culprits in 2016

New lab tests make it difficult to compare year-to-year FoodNet data, the CDC says.

Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017
White chickens

Georgia reports low-path H7 in commercial breeder flock

Four southeastern states have now been hit with low-path H7, with Tennessee also noting high-path H7N9.

Mar 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017
Swabbing rooster

Kentucky reports low-path H7N9 in commercial flock

Alabama officials likewise confirm low-path H7N9 at 2 locations in separate counties.

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