News & Perspective

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Ebola survivor

Study finds high disability rate in Ebola survivors

Ebola survivors have 7 times the disability rate of close contacts, and the virus likely causes muscle damage.

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Aug 21, 2017

News Scan for Aug 21, 2017

Backyard poultry and Salmonella
New polio cases
Cholera in Yemen rebel areas
Aug 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 21, 2017

MCR-1 in Dutch chicken
Residents' prescribing
Trial for new antimalarial
Alternatives to carbapenems

Aug 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017
Pigs at state fair

CDC reports 3 more fair-linked variant flu cases

The CDC announced 3 variant flu cases among fairgoers in North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Aug 18, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 18, 2017

Antifungal susceptibility testing
Bacteriophage therapy
Expanded AMR monitoring
MDR- and XDR-TB in China
Patient empowerment tool for hand hygiene
Recurrent C diff treatment
Multidrug-resistant BSIs in India
Aug 18, 2017

News Scan for Aug 18, 2017

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Zika birth defects
More Salmonella cases
Avian flu outbreaks
Aug 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 18, 2017

Antifungal susceptibility testing
Bacteriophage therapy
Expanded AMR monitoring

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Aug 17, 2017

News Scan for Aug 17, 2017

H3N2v genetic findings
Job-related Campylobacter and Salmonella
H5N8 outbreaks

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