News & Perspective

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016

News Scan for Dec 27, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
US and global flu updates
Vet contracts H7N2
H3N2v in Canada

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 16, 2016

Community-associated CRE
Antibiotic de-escalation
Multidrug-resistant strep
Multiple KPE in 1 patient
Carbapenem-resistant A baumannii
Fewer hospital-acquired infections
Proton-pump inhibitors and ESBL-E
HAI communications toolkit
AMR and the sea
Colistin-resistant Klebsiella

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 28, 2016

Multidrug-resistant Salmonella outbreak
Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Europe

Aug 03, 2016

Aug 03, 2016
Aerial view of Miami

Another case of local Zika infection confirmed in Miami

The case is outside of Wynwood, where the other 14 cases were reported.

Jul 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016
New York City sign post

NYC reports microcephaly; Florida probes possible 2nd local Zika case

New York City confirms its first Zika-related microcephaly case, Florida is investigating a possible 2nd local infection, and Puerto Rico turns down a CDC plan to spray for mosquitoes.

Jul 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
NYC couple

CDC: Zika passed from woman to man via sex

After a woman returned to the US from a Zika-affected area, a single act of intercourse likely transmitted the virus.

May 09, 2016

May 09, 2016
Zika paper test

Paper-based Zika test could streamline diagnosis

A paper-based test shows promise in animal trials and might work for blood, saliva, and urine.

Apr 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
PCR strip

FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test

Also, the first US Zika death was reported and local transmission was announced in St. Barthelemy.

Apr 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016
Mini brain infected with Zika

Lab study shows severe, early Zika damage to fetal brain cells

Also, Mexican scientists have detected Zika virus in Aedes albopictus mosquitoes for the first time in the Americas, and US officials posted guidance for protecting workers.

Feb 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016
Dengue patient

WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface

Also today, two new microcephaly studies documented Zika virus in fetal tissue, strengthening a possible link between the two conditions.

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