News & Perspective

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
sequencing background

WHO analysis spotlights resistance in H7N9 gene changes

So far there's no sign that H7N9 epidemiology is changing for humans, but for poultry, the virus has become more deadly.

Feb 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
DNA test

H7N9 analyses hint at genetic mutations, drug resistance

Analyses of samples from China and Taiwan hint at resistance to antiviral drugs.

Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017
commercial poultry

Taiwan reports further H5N6 spread; other strains strike Iran, Europe, Africa

In other developments, Iran reported several more H5N8 outbreaks and Bosnia and Herzegovina reported its first H5 outbreak of the season.

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017
Taiwan ducks

Taiwan reports its first H5N6 avian flu outbreak

Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017

News Scan for Feb 02, 2017

IDSA travel-ban concerns
Saudi MERS case
US vaccine support
Cholera vaccine in pregnancy
Respiratory infections & NSAIDs

Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017
Ukraine map

Ukraine confirms first H5N8 outbreaks; Egypt reports another

New reports to the OIE involve avian flu outbreaks in 8 countries.

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017
Shigella bacteria

Shigella in gay men growing more antibiotic resistant

Nearly a quarter of Shigella isolates in New York City showed decreased susceptibility or resistance.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Dec 23, 2016

Dec 23, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 23, 2016

Hospital penalties for resistant bugs
Bacterial vs viral infections
Antibiotics in food animals
Fungal disease tests
MDR-TB in migrants
Bacteriophage study

Dec 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016

News Scan for Dec 19, 2016

H7N9 in Hong Kong
Bacteriophage study
Chikungunya update

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