News & Perspective

Nov 12, 2018

Nov 12, 2018
UN peacekeeping troops

DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni

At least 5 civilians were killed and children kidnapped in an attack by rebels in Beni.

Nov 12, 2018
Global antibiotic prescriptions

Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

Antibiotic consumption in 65 countries varies by a 16-fold difference.

Nov 12, 2018

News Scan for Nov 12, 2018

Public concern over antibiotic resistance
Saudi MERS case
Adenovirus in New Jersey
Nov 12, 2018

Flu Scan for Nov 12, 2018

Flu vaccine protection for high-risk patients
Low-path H5N2 avian flu in Minnesota

Nov 09, 2018

Nov 09, 2018
Ebola recovery efforts

Ebola outbreak now DRC's largest ever, with 319 cases

"No other epidemic in the world has been as complex as the one we are currently experiencing," the DRC health minister says.

Nov 09, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 09, 2018

Antibiotics in long-term care facilities
C diff and adverse outcomes
Stewardship in India
Drug-resistant Shigella in Vermont
Deadly MDR infections in India
MCR-1 prevalence in Bolivia
MRSA in refugees
Economic report on AMR interventions
Pioneering efforts against resistance
Poor public antibiotic knowledge
AMR prevalence in Canadian hospitals
Antibiotic dispensing in Spanish pharmacies
Nov 09, 2018

News Scan for Nov 09, 2018

Polio in Pakistan, Africa
More adenovirus cases in NJ
Zika and congenital brain defects
Slight US flu rise
Nov 09, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 09, 2018

Antibiotics in long-term care facilities
C diff and adverse outcomes
Stewardship in India

Nov 08, 2018

Nov 08, 2018
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the gonorrhea bacterium

New gonorrhea antibiotic shows efficacy in small trial

The drug, zoliflodacin, was highly effective in treating urogenital and rectal infections but not pharyngeal cases.

Nov 08, 2018
Raw whole turkey

Turkey-linked Salmonella outbreak total climbs to 164

So far 63 people have been hospitalized, and a patient in California has died.

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