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Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Pipetting for DNA testing

More colistin-resistance genes identified in Europe

Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
polio vaccine supplies

WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03, 2017
Chickens in Greece

H5N6 outbreak in Greece is first outside of Asia

The virus caused an outbreak in early February, but it was originally mistakenly reported as H5N8.

Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017
Poultry on a bike trailer

China confirms high-path H7N9 in market poultry

For the first time in China, the high-path strain of H7N9 has been detected in live market poultry.

Jan 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017
Swans in flight

H5N8 detected in Spain, Slovenia for first time

Also, an analysis of H5N2 from a wild Alaskan duck adds more evidence that North American wild birds still harbor the virus.

Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07, 2016
Pregnant woman

More data show Zika viremia in mothers, fetal infection link

Also, Florida reported five more local Zika cases, all involving people who were sick earlier this fall.

Oct 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016
Cattle lineup

EU report: Animal use of medically important antibiotics up

Tonnage of fluoroquinolones, macrolides, and polymyxins for animals rose 14%, 13%, and 19%, respectively.

Jul 25, 2016

Jul 25, 2016
Baby in incubator

New Zika recs expand congenital syndrome, fine-tune testing, sex guidance

The updates include an expanded definition of Zika congenital syndrome from PAHO and revised CDC guidance on testing pregnant women and on preventing sexual spread.

Jul 05, 2016

Jul 05, 2016
Guinea-Bissau by satellite

Guinea-Bissau Zika detections prompt probe of virus strain

Also, Spain becomes the 11th state to report sexual transmission of the virus.

Jun 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
Ultrasound image on pregnant belly

Zika complications seen in 6 US pregnancies so far

The CDC notes 6 instances of Zika-linked birth defects, 3 involving live births.

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