News & Perspective

Dec 07, 2017

Dec 07, 2017
Restaurant kitchen drain

UK outbreak probe points to Salmonella reservoir in faulty restaurant drains

A restaurant's faulty drainage system—thought to harbor Salmonella bacteria in biofilms—was the likely source of a long and perplexing outbreak in England, investigators determined.

Dec 06, 2017

Dec 06, 2017
Hospitalized girl on oxygen

Study identifies risk factors for ESBL carriage in PICU

Risk factors include previous infection and hospitalization in a high-ESBL-burden nation.

Dec 06, 2017

News Scan for Dec 06, 2017

Boston BSL-4 lab OK'd
Zika infection patterns
Refugee diphtheria outbreak
Dec 06, 2017

Flu Scan for Dec 06, 2017

Waning flu vaccine effect
Maternal flu vaccine protection

Dec 05, 2017

Dec 05, 2017
Vaccinating teen girl

Phase 1 trials promising for 2 Zika vaccines, including shelved one

Trials of both an inactivated and a DNA vaccine showed good safety and immune response data.

Dec 05, 2017
Water treatment facility aerial view

UN report cites environmental threat of antimicrobial resistance

Discharge from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste can contribute.

Dec 05, 2017

News Scan for Dec 05, 2017

MERS infection
Dengue vaccine review
Madagascar plague
Microcephaly in Angola
Dec 05, 2017

Flu Scan for Dec 05, 2017

WHO pandemic flu guidance
H5N6 reassortant in Taiwan

Dec 04, 2017

Dec 04, 2017

News Scan for Dec 04, 2017

H7N9, H9N2 cases in China
Saudi MERS cases
Salmonella in melons
Bats and filoviruses
C diff vaccine axed
Dec 04, 2017

Vector-borne Disease Scan for Dec 04, 2017

Chikungunya cases
Zika screening

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