News & Perspective

Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017
Liberia map

Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deaths

A WHO official said the hospital cluster involves 17 illnesses, 9 of them fatal, and specimens from 6 people who died tested negative for Ebola.

Apr 26, 2017
White duck

Iran, Vietnam report more H5N1 outbreaks

In addition, Sweden and Hungary report H5N8 avian flu outbreaks in poultry.

Apr 26, 2017

News Scan for Apr 26, 2017

Raw milk burden
Saudi MERS case
H9N2 case in China
New polio vaccine
Chikungunya in Pakistan
Apr 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 26, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance plan in India
High MDR prevalence in asylum seekers

Apr 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017
Klebsiella biofilm

Study details optimal combo therapy for drug-resistant bacteremia

Combination antibiotics may be necessary only for the most severely ill patients.

Apr 25, 2017
Anopheles mosquito emerging from water

Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

New study estimates about 2,100 travelers return with the disease each year and almost 1,500 need hospitalization.

Apr 25, 2017

News Scan for Apr 25, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
New USDA secretary
Malaria immune response
Apr 25, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 25, 2017

Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

Apr 24, 2017
N95 mask being fit tested

New CDC guidelines on flu pandemic measures reflect 2009 lessons

Recommendations replace 2007 guidance and aim to improve planning and decision-making for use of nondrug mitigation strategies.

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