Salmonella Resistant to Antibiotics of Last Resort is Found in U.S.

June 14, 2019

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia.

Bats Pose Highest Rabies Risk in U.S.

June 13, 2019

Bats are responsible for roughly 7 in 10 rabies deaths among people who are infected with the rabies virus in the United States, possibly because people may not know of the risk bats pose, according to the Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A New Picture of Dengue's Growing Threat

June 11, 2019

Research published today in Nature Microbiology paints a startling new picture of where dengue, the world's fastest-growing mosquito-borne virus, will spread to put more than 6 billion people at risk toward the end of the century.

Exposure to Bacteria Begins in the Womb

June 5, 2019

Australian researchers have laid to rest a longstanding controversy: is the womb sterile? They carefully collected amniotic fluid samples from 50 healthy women undergoing planned Caesarean deliveries, and found that nearly all (36/43 viable samples) contained bacterial DNA.