News & Perspective

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Ebola response

US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist

Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.

Jun 23, 2017
Broiler Chickens

USDA: Environmental spread, multiple entries likely fueled US H7N9 outbreaks

The USDA report said the virus may have been introduced multiple times and that environmental spread seems to have played a bigger role than did farming practices.

Jun 23, 2017
Live poultry sales

Ten H7N9 cases confirmed in China as poultry outbreak noted

The 10 cases, 2 of which were fatal, are an increase from 5 reported last week.

Jun 23, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 23, 2017

Antibiotic-free fast-food chicken
MRSA in Norway, Kuwait
NDM-1 at Mexican hospital
Stewardship in long-term care
Statement on antimicrobial products
Types of prescribers
New antibiotic OK'd
MDR-TB in US kids
Virus tests and stewardship
Penalties for poor Rx
US Candida auris
Self-medication
Resistance testing
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
MRSA screen and vancomycin
Antibiotics for 'pink eye'
Jun 23, 2017

News Scan for Jun 23, 2017

Zika and dengue immunity
Avian flu in Taiwan, Finland
Beef import ban
Jun 23, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 23, 2017

Antibiotic-free fast-food chicken
MRSA in Norway, Kuwait

Jun 22, 2017

Jun 22, 2017
mother with newborn

Study: First Zika microcephaly wave in Brazil was outlier

Also, a new US report outlines the usefulness of testing placental and fetal tissue.

Jun 22, 2017

Flu Scan for Jun 22, 2017

Autism, flu, and pregnancy
H5N8 in South Africa
Flu naming and risk perceptions
Jun 22, 2017

News Scan for Jun 22, 2017

Proof for vaccine events
NDM-1 at Mexican hospital
Yemen cholera outbreak

Jun 21, 2017

Jun 21, 2017

Researchers explore drug pairings to fight resistant bacteria

A new rapid screening method streamlines the process of identifying "synergistic" drug combinations.

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