News & Perspective

Jan 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019
Woman and baby in DR Congo

Ebola cases grow by 9, including 1 in new area

The new cases and 6 new deaths bring the outbreak total to 658 and the fatality count to 402, with 200 cases still being investigated.

Jan 15, 2019
Pills in blister pack

Allergic to penicillin? Review calls for deeper probe

The review recommends categorizing patients into low-, medium-, and high-risk.

Jan 15, 2019
FDA food inspector

FDA restarts food inspections, mainly with furloughed workers

About 400 staffers have returned from furlough, 150 of them for food inspections.

Jan 15, 2019

News Scan for Jan 15, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Wider approval for Tdap vaccine
NK bioweapons concern
Global health threats
Jan 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 15, 2019

Antibiotic resistance on pig farms
Resistance genes in Bolivian river

Jan 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019
Ebola record keeping

DRC Ebola total climbs to 649 led by spike in Katwa cases

Also, a US health worker who was possibly exposed was released from monitoring.

Jan 14, 2019

News Scan for Jan 14, 2019

More acute flaccid myelitis
Cake mix Salmonella probe over
URIs, sinusitis in children
Lone star ticks' female affinity
Severe flu outcomes
Avian flu outbreaks
Jan 14, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 14, 2019

Stewardship in English hospitals
Whiff of C diff in pets
Fecal microbiota transplant trial

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Sick woman blowing nose

CDC: Up to 7.3 million have had flu this season

The CDC estimates 2.9 million to 3.5 million have needed to see a doctor, and up to 83,500 have been hospitalized for flu.

Jan 11, 2019
Older doctor writing prescription

Study finds late-career docs prescribe longer antibiotic courses

Late-career docs were 50% more likely to prescribe long courses than younger docs.


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