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Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Mute swan in flight

UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

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.

Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Chest auscultation stethoscope

Study says 4 factors could aid pneumonia diagnosis, cut antibiotics

Fever, crackling in the lungs, high pulse, and low blood oxygen may be predictive.

Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
White chickens

Report: Veterinary antibiotic sales, use in UK falling

Antibiotic use in food-producing animals fell by 27% from 2014 to 2016.

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Surgery

Genomic data may help reveal hidden MRSA outbreaks

The technique could be used to detect outbreaks while they're happening.

Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017

UK report shows progress, areas of concern in fight against AMR

Surveillance report finds rising incidence of E coli bacteremia, declining antibiotic consumption in England.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

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