News & Perspective

Apr 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Dairy cow

Investigators trace 2016-17 Salmonella outbreak to dairy cows

Officials did not have specific enough data to issue an alert during the outbreak.

Apr 20, 2018
Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

Apr 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018
Dengue clinical trial

WHO advisers halt Dengvaxia, for now

The controversial dengue vaccine should not be used until clinicians can confirm prior dengue infection, and such a test is at least 2 years away.

Apr 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018
Baby camel

'Mad camel' disease? New prion infection causes alarm

Researchers describe camel prion disease in 3 symptomatic camels in Algeria.

Apr 18, 2018
Malaria mom and child

Malaria meetings garner support, shed new light on spread

Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.

Apr 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Apr 17, 2018
House mouse

Study finds pathogenic bacteria, resistance genes in apartment mice

Nearly a quarter of mice carried at least one antibiotic resistance gene.

Apr 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018
Three eggs

Salmonella outbreak prompts recall of 206 million eggs

The first large-scale egg recall since 2010 comes after 23 illnesses in 9 states.

Apr 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018
Chopped romaine lettuce

Chopped romaine tied to growing multistate E coli outbreak

With 18 new illnesses, the outbreak has grown to 35 cases in 11 states.

Apr 13, 2018
Fish farm

New UK-Canada initiative focuses on AMR in livestock, aquaculture

The partnership will fund innovative solutions to reduce antimicrobial use.

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