News & Perspective

Oct 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017
Book cover

'Big Chicken' tells the story of antibiotic use, misuse in the poultry industry

New book examines how the discovery that antibiotics in chickenfeed enhanced growth of chicks fueled the growth of antibiotic resistance.

Oct 20, 2017

News Scan for Oct 20, 2017

Marburg virus in Uganda
Polio in Afghanistan and Syria
Salmonella outbreak probe ends
Tdap coverage in pregnancy
Oct 20, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 20, 2017

IV zanamivir in kids
H5N8 in Italy

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Oct 19, 2017
Enterobacteriaceae

New diarrhea guidelines stress implications of molecular tests

Improved testing may identify pathogens unsuspected by clinicians and create a need for infectious disease expertise in interpreting and acting on findings.

Oct 19, 2017

News Scan for Oct 19, 2017

Plague in Madagascar
Marburg deaths in Uganda
CDC Zika guidance update
Animal agriculture threat report
Gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance

Oct 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
Ebola nurses

New Ebola guidelines address immediate supportive care

In another study, researchers develop easy-to-use risk scores for triaging patients.

Oct 18, 2017
Pulmonary tuberculosis

Studies show rise in drug-resistant TB in India, China

Almost a third of TB cases in India are multidrug-resistant, and rates are climbing in Chinese kids.

Oct 18, 2017

News Scan for Oct 18, 2017

No Seychelles plague cases
Influenza B antibody
HPV vaccine safety

Oct 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017
Man's mouth

Study finds high burden of oral HPV, related cancers in men

HPV-related head and neck cancers are dramatically higher in men than in women.

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