News & Perspective

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018
Flu syringe

US flu has likely peaked, but hospital illness still high

Though ILI has dropped, kids' deaths near 100 and hospital rates are high.

Feb 23, 2018
Intermountain clinic in Provo Utah

Intensive, well-resourced antibiotic stewardship found best in small hospitals

Involving ID docs and local pharmacists might be key.

Feb 23, 2018
chicken salad

Tainted chicken salad sickens 65 in multistate Salmonella outbreak

Recall notice says company's products shipped to Fareway grocery stores in 5 Midwestern states.

Feb 23, 2018

News Scan for Feb 23, 2018

Japan clears new flu drug
UK Zika vaccine project
Avian flu epi report
Yellow fever in Brazil
Public health readiness
Feb 23, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 23, 2018

Improper prescribing in kids
XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Feb 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018
Flu vaccine production

WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine

One of the changes involves H3N2, a move that will likely not solve egg-adaptation problems, an expert says.

Feb 22, 2018

News Scan for Feb 22, 2018

Kratom recall
TB in young people
New oral rotavirus vaccine
Avian flu outbreaks
Seasonal flu timing
Feb 22, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2018

Cost-effective C diff treatment
Latent TB guidelines

Feb 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018
FluMist influenza vaccine

CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

After careful deliberation, experts approved the nasal-spray vaccine 12-2.

Feb 21, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2018

Antibiotic screening method
CDC antibiotic stewardship course
Diagnostic codes and prescribing

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