News & Perspective

Mar 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019

DRC: 24 Ebola cases confirmed in past 72 hours

Alongside the slew of new cases, 12 more people died from their infections, as violence continued against outbreak responders.

Mar 18, 2019
C difficile

Phase 2 data boost new drug for preventing C diff infections

The drug cut the incidence of C difficile by 2.4 percentage points—a 71% relative risk reduction.

Mar 18, 2019

News Scan for Mar 18, 2019

Measles spreads in NY, NJ, US
Saudi MERS cases
AAP on flu shots, vaccine exemptions
Suspected Nipah in Bangladesh
Avian flu in Nepal, Denmark
Mar 18, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 18, 2019

Drop in US antibiotic prescribing
Short course for Pseudomonas
Antibiotic cardiac device 'envelope'

Mar 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019
Ebola vaccination

DRC Ebola total rises by 4 as survey shows high vaccine acceptance

The outbreak has reached 936 cases and 591 deaths.

Mar 15, 2019
Sick girl in bed

Wave of H3N2 cases keeps US flu activity high

Several indicators show a downward trend, but deaths in kids have reached 68 and hospitalizations continue to climb.

Mar 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 15, 2019

Penicillin allergy de-labeling
Antibiotic misuse in Irish long-term care
Resistant bacteria in imported shrimp
MRSA in hospital roaches
Test for resistant gonorrhea
German funding for CARB-X
Antibiotics for citrus trees
Origins of MCR-1 in France
VA outpatient prescribing
FDA to review new TB drug
Mar 15, 2019

News Scan for Mar 15, 2019

Botulism from home-canned peas
More turkey Salmonella
Safety rules for agricultural water
Polio in Nigeria
Mar 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 15, 2019

Penicillin allergy de-labeling
Antibiotic misuse in Irish long-term care
Resistant bacteria in imported shrimp

Mar 14, 2019

Mar 14, 2019
Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

Trial data support shorter drug-resistant TB regimen

Short-course therapy led to a favorable outcome in 79% of patients, compared with 80% in long-course patients.

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