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Infection Control News: January 21-25, 2019Jan282019

Genomic Analyses of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases among a Cluster in Arizona Provide Further Evidence of Enterovirus D68 Role. Journal

Gum infection could be linked to Alzheimer’s, study says. News | Journal

Genome-wide association analyses of invasive pneumococcal isolates identify a missense bacterial mutation associated with meningitis Journal

Study measured bacteria in a sample of reusable bags, finding many containing dangerous ones, such as coliform (found in half the bags) and E. coli (found in 12 percent of bags).  News

Genomics can help to monitor cholera: Sequence data from whole genomes let researchers track the spread of strains worldwide. News

Pigeon droppings health risk – should you worry? An infection linked to pigeon droppings was a “contributing factor” in the death of a child at a Glasgow hospital, it has been confirmed. News 

Antibiotics are failing us; CRISPR is our glimmer of hope. News 

This bat species may be the source of the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa. News

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Cases in Congo Expected to Double Amid Fears Outbreak Could Cross Borders. News

The Novo Holdings REPAIR Impact Fund, launched to fight antimicrobial resistance, has invested €4.4M in the Danish company MinervaX to help fund the phase I trial of a vaccine that could protect newborn babies from streptococcal infections. News  

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