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Errors/updates to CLSI document M45, 3rd ed.

This notification is to inform you of minor footnote labeling errors and updates to the Overview of changes in CLSI document M45, 3rd ed., Methods for antimicrobial dilution and disk susceptibility testing of infrequently isolated or fastidious bacteria. 

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In addition, updated penicillin breakpoints and new amoxicillin breakpoints for Bacillus anthracis were recently approved, and have been incorporated into M45.

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New WHO publication – Quantitative microbial risk assessment

Quantitative microbial risk assessment: application for water safety management (2016) World Health Organisation

This publication synthesizes the current knowledge on quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to facilitate its application in the practice of water supply, water reuse and water recreation to support the management of risks associated with faecal pathogens in the water-related context.

The purpose of this document is:
1) to present a harmonized framework for the application of QMRA to evaluate risks associated with faecal pathogens for the drinking-water, wastewater and recreational water pathways;

2) to provide guidance on the interpretation of scientific data (pathogen concentrations in different water matrices, data on pathogen removal by different barriers under different conditions, data on exposure volumes and dose–response relationships) for application in QMRA

3) to provide guidance on how to set up and interpret the results of QMRA in order for it to be an effective support for water safety management.

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Assessing the global threat from Zika virus [Review]

Science  12 Aug 2016: Vol. 353, Issue 6300, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8160

First discovered in 1947, Zika virus (ZIKV) infection remained a little-known tropical disease until 2015, when its apparent association with a considerable increase in the incidence of microcephaly in Brazil raised alarms worldwide. There is limited information on the key factors that determine the extent of the global threat from ZIKV infection and resulting complications. Here, we review what is known about the epidemiology, natural history, and public health effects of ZIKV infection, the empirical basis for this knowledge, and the critical knowledge gaps that need to be filled.

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Clinics in Laboratory Medicine – Contents Pages

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine

Table of Contents  |  Volume 36 Issue 3 (September 2016)

Health Physics – Contents Pages

Table of Contents  |  Volume 111 Issue 3 (September 2016)

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology – In Press articles – 3 August 2016

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology – In Press articles – 27 July 2016

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