News & Perspective

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 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017
Book cover

'Big Chicken' tells story of antibiotic use, misuse in poultry industry

New book examines the growth of antibiotic resistance in the poultry industry.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Oct 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017
Aedes mosquito

More evidence of Zika, GBS link found in Puerto Rico

The findings are consistent with patterns seen during a 2013 Zika outbreak in French Polynesia.

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma flooding

Groups warn of infectious disease threats in Puerto Rico

As access to drinking water continues to pose a problem, leptospirosis infections and deaths have been reported.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Oct 06, 2017
Zika virus

Texas reports 2nd local Zika case of year; FDA OKs blood donor test

The Texas case is in a county where illnesses were reported last year.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Mom and sick girl

'Less precise' study offers another take on FluMist performance

The observational study found 46% protection but is smaller than an earlier one that showed no protection.

Oct 05, 2017
Tillerson at Grand Challenges

Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda

Tillerson voices support for US collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including those involving HIV and malaria.

Oct 04, 2017

Oct 04, 2017
Zika MRI study

MRI, ultrasound found beneficial in prenatal Zika screening

In one case, relying on ultrasound alone would have given the mother false assurance.

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