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Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Flu shot

Officials highlight flu vaccination gaps, progress ahead of season

Coverage in adults over 50 increased, but immunization reached only 46.8% of the US population.

Sep 28, 2017

News Scan for Sep 28, 2017

More H3N2v infections
3-strain Ebola vaccine
US food safety efforts
ID surveillance platform

Sep 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 15, 2017

Promising novel assay
Transmissible Enterobacteriaceae
Additional FMT benefits
Antibiotic use and VRE infections
European AMR initiative
Antibiotic-resistant brucellosis
Drug-resistant gonorrhea Rx
ESBL bacteria in street kids
Funding for new C diff drug
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa
Antibiotics for asthmatic children
Drug resistance in the ICU

Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 12, 2017

Funding for new C diff drug
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa

Sep 05, 2017

Sep 05, 2017
Vaccine vials and syringe

Sanofi halts work on Zika vaccine amid federal funding cuts

The vaccine it has been developing with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has been halted.

Aug 02, 2017

Aug 02, 2017

News Scan for Aug 02, 2017

Zika sexual transmission
Saudi MERS cases
ASPR, surgeon general nods
Pathogens and climate change

Jul 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017
Mouse mom

Animal study suggests vaccines block in-utero Zika transmission

In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Brenda Fitzgerald

Public health leaders see strong choice in new CDC director

Public health groups leaders see a strong leader and ally, but worry over looming CDC budget challenges.

Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017
N95 respirator fit testing

HHS unveils updated pandemic flu plan

The plan includes the goal of having the first vaccine doses ready within 3 months of pandemic strain emergence.

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