Tuesday, 30 October 2018 13:45

Microbial Minutes: A Scary Time for Outbreaks

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What's hot in the microbial sciences? ASM summarizes microbiology news and reports in Microbial Minutes, a biweekly news roundup. Watch the YouTube session for summaries and major findings, and read the reports and news coverage for yourself below. What should we highlight next time? Leave a suggestion in our comments section!


Enterovirus D68 infection human neurons and causes mouse neuropathogenesis

Brown DM, Hixon AM, Oldfield LM, Zhang Y, Novotny M, Wang W, Das SR, Shabman RS, Tyler KL, Scheuermann RH. Contemporary Circulating Enterovirus D68 Strains Have Acquired the Capacity for Viral Entry and Replication in Human Neuronal Cells. mBio. October 16 2019.



Drug-Resistant Salmonella Infantis Reported in Chicken

Investigation Notice: Investigation of Multidrug-Resistant SalmonellaInfections Linked to Raw Chicken Products. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. October 17 2018.



WHO says Ebola is not an International Public Health Threat 

Statement on the October 2018 Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. World Health Organization. October 17 2018.



New Tools Will Help Better Characterize Bacterial Infections

Tamburini FB et al.Precision Identification of Diverse Bloodstream Pathogens in the Gut Microbiome. Nature Medicine. October 15 2018.

Allicock OA et al. BacCapSeq: a Platform for Diagnosis and Characterization of Bacterial Infections. mBio. October 23 2018.



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Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf is the ASM Science Communications Specialist. She contributes to the ASM social media and blog network and hosts the Meet the Microbiologist podcast. She also runs workshops at ASM conferences to help scientists improve their own communication skills. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.

Julie earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, focusing on medical mycology and infectious disease. Outside of her work at ASM, she maintains a strong commitment to scientific education and teaches molecular biology at the community biolab, Genspace. She lives in beautiful New York City.