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📄Microbial Minutes Notes for 8.7.18

Beka L et al. Low-Level Antimicrobials in the Medicinal Leech Select for Resistant Pathogens that Spread to Patients. mBio 9(4). July 24 2018. http://mbio.asm.org/content/9/4/e01328-18

• Stat News: https://www.statnews.com/2018/07/24/antibiotic-resistant-infections-leeches/

Pidot SJ et al. Increasing tolerance of hospital Enterococcus faecium to handwash alcohols. Science Translational Medicine 10(452). Aug 1 2018. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/452/eaar6115

• The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/01/bacteria-becoming-resistant-to-hospital-disinfectants-warn-scientists

• Goats and Soda: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/08/02/635017716/some-bacteria-are-becoming-more-tolerant-of-hand-sanitizers-study-finds

Dewey-Mattia D et al. Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks – United States, 2009-2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 67(10). July 27 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/ss/ss6710a1.htm

• Today Show: https://www.today.com/health/how-safely-cook-chicken-it-s-most-likely-sicken-people-t135012

• Self: https://www.self.com/story/foods-that-cause-the-most-foodborne-illnesses

• Food Safety News: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/07/cdc-posts-numbers-on-us-outbreaks-chicken-sickens-the-most/

• mBiosphere: https://www.asm.org/index.php/mbiosphere/item/158-microbial-genomics-and-the-future-of-food-microbiology

Dokubo EK and Wendland A et al. Persistence of Ebola Virus after the End of Widespread Transmission in Liberia: an Outbreak Report. Lancet Inf Dis. July 23 2018. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(18)30417-1/fulltext

• WHO Ebola outbreak update for Aug 3 2018: http://www.who.int/csr/don/4-august-2018-ebola-drc/en/

• CIDRAP: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/07/new-ebola-species-identified-sierra-leone

• NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/world/africa/ebola-congo.html

• Stat News: https://www.statnews.com/2018/07/27/ebola-virus-discovery/

• Punch: https://punchng.com/new-ebola-virus-found-in-sierra-leone-govt-says/

Borges AL et al. Bacteriophage Cooperation Suppresses CRISPR-Cas3 and Cas9 Immunity. Cell 174. July 19 2018. https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(18)30738-4?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0092867418307384%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

Landsberger M et al. Anti-CRISPR Phages Cooperate to Overcome CRISPR-Cas Immunity. Cell 174. July 19 2018. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987391/

• Nature News and Views: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05762-1

• GEN News: https://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-defense-thwarted-through-viral-cooperation/81256052

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Daci Sky says:

I've been reading about statins causing antibiotic resistance. I was wondering if you could explore this further in a future episode.

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