News & Perspective

Dec 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017
Doctor writing in patient's chart

Experts call for new approach to regulating fecal transplants

A 3-track system would offer key advantages to the FDA's approach, the experts say.

Dec 15, 2017
Sick woman taking temp

US flu activity jumps as new variant H3N2 case confirmed

Flu activity is widespread in 12 states, and the CDC reports a variant H3N2 case and a flu-related death in a child.

Dec 15, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 15, 2017

Rifampicin for Staph bacteremia
VRE in the ICU
ICU antibiotic stewardship
More puppy Campylobacter
Better antibiotic drug trials
Vaccines to fight AMR
Asymptomatic bacteriuria treatment guide
Antimicrobial resistance workshop
Dec 15, 2017

News Scan for Dec 15, 2017

E coli lettuce outbreak
Netherlands detects H5N6
H7N9 and market closures
Yellow fever in Brazil, Peru
Polio in Pakistan, Syria
Dec 15, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 15, 2017

Rifampicin for Staph bacteremia
VRE in the ICU
ICU antibiotic stewardship

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Dengue vaccination

Philippines, scientists grapple with Dengvaxia fallout

Data show that about 4 of 1,000 seronegative patients vaccinated could develop ADE, a serious side effect.

Dec 14, 2017
Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

Dec 14, 2017
Elderly hand in hospital bed

New estimate shows higher global rate of deaths from flu

About 291,000 to 646,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year, experts estimate.

Dec 14, 2017

News Scan for Dec 14, 2017

Long-lasting Ebola antibodies
Meningitis C in Nigeria
Bangladesh diphtheria outbreak

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
Doctor consult with laptop

New FDA website aids in antimicrobial breakpoint updates

The site contains data on interpretive criteria for antimicrobial susceptibility tests.

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