News & Perspective

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Ebola response

New funding pledges boost DRC Ebola response

More than $25 million is newly pledged for an outbreak that has grown to 51 total cases, 28 confirmed.

May 22, 2018
Zika virus

Study: GBS symptoms more severe when caused by Zika

Those with GBS and Zika had more severe symptoms, including facial weakness, and required more ICU care.

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

May 22, 2018

News Scan for May 22, 2018

More Nipah in India
New CARB-X support
Cameroon monkeypox outbreak
AAP on FluMist
Pneumonia vaccine in elderly

May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018
Syringe on DR Congo map

Ebola vaccine drive launches in DRC as cases rise to 49

Four more illnesses have been reported, along with another death in a healthcare worker.

May 21, 2018

News Scan for May 21, 2018

Salmonella-tainted coconut
Nipah deaths in India
Antibiotics and gastroenteritis
Newcastle disease in California

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
Ebola virus

WHO: Ebola in DRC not global emergency; ring vaccination starts in 2 days

"At this point, it's not cost beneficial to declare an international state of emergency," a WHO official said of the 45-case outbreak that has killed 25 people.

May 18, 2018
Refugee camp Greece

Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe

Meta-analysis finds that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

May 18, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 18, 2018

Rise of resistance
Lower antibiotic use in US kids
Shortened antibiotics for kidney infections
Funding for rapid UTI test
Rapid UTI test
Antibiotics and anaphylaxis
MRSA, MSSA hospital costs
May 18, 2018

News Scan for May 18, 2018

Declining US flu markers
MERS treatment trial launch
Novel poxvirus in Texas
H5N1 in Nepalese poultry

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