News & Perspective

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Cattle herd

MERS antibody treatment clears phase 1 trial

The therapy, which uses cattle antibodies to treat the virus in humans, has shown to be safe and well-tolerated.

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.

Jan 10, 2018
Scientist with microscope

State efforts to identify, combat resistant bacteria highlighted

Since 2016 the CDC has provided $144 million to state and local health departments to address antibiotic resistance.

Jan 10, 2018

News Scan for Jan 10, 2018

Ebola antibody findings
USDA egg product rule
1918 pandemic flu severity

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Romaine lettuce

CDC E coli probe notes 7 more cases, points to leafy greens

So far the CDC probe hasn't pointed to a specific food type to guide consumers.

Jan 11, 2018
Biofilm of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic peptide derivative shows promise for drug-resistant infections

The compound worked on biofilms, which are important causes of chronic and recurring bacterial infections.

Jan 11, 2018

News Scan for Jan 11, 2018

Emergency-vaccine risks
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Dengvaxia and kids' deaths
Brazil yellow fever campaign
Cholera vaccination in Zambia
Jan 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 11, 2018

MCR-4 in humans
Antibiotics in early pregnancy
Nasal screen for MRSA pneumonia

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

Jan 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 12, 2018

Online stewardship course
OIE report on animal antibiotics

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