News & Perspective

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
ESBL bacteria

Health system study finds big jump in C diff, MDR organisms

C difficile was up 222%, and ESBL-positive bacteria increased 322%.

Oct 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016
Tom Frieden, CDC

CDC chief: Antibiotic resistance 'scary' threat to modern medicine

Frieden: "Urgent actions can save both lives and money."

Oct 27, 2016
Lab test tubes

Sanofi taps Brazilian researchers to speed Zika vaccine

Also, the CDC reports more cases in pregnant women, travelers, and residents of US territories.

Oct 27, 2016
Nurse wearing scrubs

Study: Dangerous bacteria can end up on nurses' scrubs

The pockets and sleeves of nurses' scrubs showed contamination 10% of the time.

Oct 27, 2016

News Scan for Oct 27, 2016

Rancid chips cause illness
Hep C treatment success
C diff on hospital surfaces
Oct 27, 2016

Flu Scan for Oct 27, 2016

Flu VE in older people
H5N8 in Hungary
H7N9 persistence in China

Oct 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016
Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes

Wolbachia efforts ramp up to fight Zika in Brazil, Colombia

Elsewhere, Florida notes 9 new local cases, and the WHO spells out its research agenda.

Oct 26, 2016

News Scan for Oct 26, 2016

Jack Woodall dies
Saudi MERS case
H7N2 in ostriches
Ebola outcome in kids
Stewardship and antibiotics
Chikungunya drop

Oct 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

More Zika-linked GBS cases expected in Puerto Rico

Also, 2 British travelers report contracting Zika in Miami, and Florida reports 2 new local cases.

Oct 25, 2016

News Scan for Oct 25, 2016

Antibiotic NDA
US cholera vaccine
H5N8 in India
Malaria treatment failures
El Nino and infections


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