Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Jun 23, 2015

News Scan for Jun 23, 2015

Health and climate change
Saudi MERS update
MDR-TB spread in contacts
Jun 09, 2015

News Scan for Jun 09, 2015

Saudi MERS case
XDR-TB traveler in US
H7N9 cases in China
Jun 09, 2015

Foodborne Disease Scan for Jun 09, 2015

Resistant foodborne germs
Foodborne outbreak reporting
Jun 05, 2015

News Scan for Jun 05, 2015

Five Saudi MERS cases
NIH pharmacy lapses
Drug-resistant Shigella
Zika virus in Americas
Call for better lab biosecurity
Jun 03, 2015

News Scan for Jun 03, 2015

Vets and animal antibiotics
More anthrax shipments
H5 avian flu in Ghana
Novel bunyaviruses
Jun 02, 2015

News Scan for Jun 02, 2015

Guinea Ebola violence
Antibiotic stewardship forum
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Meningitis ebbs in Niger
May 27, 2015

News Scan for May 27, 2015

Immune response to flu vaccine
Caramel apple Listeria source
Measles, rubella in Europe
Fast drug-resistance test
May 26, 2015
WHA meeting room

WHA wraps up with resolutions on emergency response reforms, antimicrobial resistance

The 3,000+ delegates from  194 WHO member states clear the way for changes prompted by gaps in the Ebola crisis response.

May 18, 2015

News Scan for May 18, 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea
Niger meningitis epidemic
Misdiagnosis and antibiotic resistance
More chikungunya cases
May 15, 2015

News Scan for May 15, 2015

Global fund for antibiotics
Indiana HIV gene study

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bastos ML, Hussain H, Weyer K, et al. Treatment outcomes of patients with multidrug- and extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis according to drug susceptibility testing to first- and second-line drugs: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Aug 5)

Bowen A, Hurd J, Hoover C, et al. Importation and domestic transmission of Shigella sonnei resistant to ciprofloxacin — United States, May 2014-February 2015. MMWR 2015 Apr 3;64(12):318-20

Braga ED, Aguiar-Alves F, de Freitas M, et al. High prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus colonization among healthy children attending public daycare centers in informal settlements in a large urban center in Brazil. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Oct 6;14:538

Buchler AC, Rampini SK, Stelling S, et al. Antibiotic susceptibility of Clostridium difficile is similar worldwide over two decades despite widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics: an analysis done at the University Hospital of Zurich. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Nov 26;14:607

Cain KP, Marano N, Kamene M, et al. The movement of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across borders in East Africa needs a regional and global solution. PLoS Med 2015 Feb 24;12(2):e1001791

Cantey JB, Wozniak PS, Sanchez PJ. Prospective surveillance of antibiotic use in the neonatal intensive care unit: results from the SCOUT study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Mar;34(3):267-72

Cegielski JP, Dalton T, Yagui M, et al. Extensive drug resistance acquired during treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Jul 23)

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, et al. Duration of colonization and determinants of earlier clearance of colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Feb 3)

Compain F, Decre D, Frazier I, et al. Carbapenemase-producing bacteria in patients hospitalized abroad, France. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2014 Jul;20(7):1246-8

Daana M, Rahav G, Hamdan A, et al. Measuring the effects of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) on Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage and antibiotic resistance: the Palestinian-Israeli Collaborative Research (PICR). Vaccine 2015 (published online Jan 12)

Dagan R, Juergens C, Trammel J, et al. Efficacy of 13-valent versus 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against nasopharyngeal colonization of antibiotic-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumonia. J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Oct 29)

Dutta S, Das S, Mitra U, et al. Antimicrobial resistance, virulence profiles and molecular subtypes of Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A Blood isolates from Kolkata, India during 2009-2013. PLoS One 2014 Aug 6;9(8):e101347

Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, et al. Diagnostic errors that lead to inappropriate antimicrobial use. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 (published online May 18)

Furuno JP, Noble BN, Horne KN, et al. Frequency of outpatient antibiotic prescription on discharge to hospice care. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2014 (published online Jul 7)

Gavalda L, Pequeno S, Soriano A, et al. Environmental contamination by multidrug-resistant microorganisms after daily cleaning. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Apr 20)

Gunell M, Aulu L, Jalava J, et al. Cefotaxime-resistant Salmonella enterica in travelers returning from Thailand to Finland. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 Jul;20(7):1214-7

Gunther G, van Leth F, Alexandru S, et al. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe, 2010-2011. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Feb 3)

Harris PNA, Tambyah PA, Paterson DL. β-lactam and β-lactamase inhibitor combinations in the treatment of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae: time for a reappraisal in the era of few antibiotic options? Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Feb 22)

Hayden MK, Lin MY, Lolans K, et al. Prevention of colonization and infection by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in long term acute care hospitals. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Dec 23)

Hwang TJ, Keshavjee S. Global financing and long-term technical assistance for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: scaling up access to treatment. PLoS Med 2014 Sep 30;11(9):e1001738

Izdebski R, Bojarska K, Baraniak A, et al. NDM-1- or OXA-48-producing Enterobacteriaceae colonising Polish tourists following a terrorist attack in Tunis, March 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Jun 11;20(23):pii=21150

Jones M, Nielson C, Gupta K, et al. Collateral benefit of screening patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at hospital admission: isolation of patients with multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. Am J Infect Control 2014 (published online Nov 7)

Kronman MP, Zhou C, Mangione-Smith R. Bacterial prevalence and antimicrobial prescribing trends for acute respiratory tract infections. Pediatrics 2014 (published online Sep 15)

La Ruche G, Goubard A, Bercot B, et al. Gonococcal infections and emergence of gonococcal decreased susceptibility to cephalosporins in France, 2001 to 2012. Euro Surveill 2014 Aug 28;19(34):pii=20885

Liu W, Liu Z, Yao Z, et al. The prevalence and influencing factors of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in people in contact with livestock: a systematic review. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Feb 10)

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