News & Perspective

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Feb 19, 2018
Aedes albopictus mosquito

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Brazil has confirmed almost 1,000 human cases since July 2016, and cases in animals have doubled.

Feb 19, 2018

News Scan for Feb 19, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
H5N8 in endangered penguins
Ebola PPE contamination, errors
Chikungunya in infants

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Mother holding child's hand in the hospital

CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Feb 16, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 16, 2018

Carbapenem-resistant infections
Hospital stewardship savings
MCR-1 in Italy, Hong Kong
Fast track for ESBL inhibitor
MDR-TB drug combo
End-of-life antibiotics
ID physicians and stewardship
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Farm antibiotic use
Feb 16, 2018

News Scan for Feb 16, 2018

Salmonella probe wraps up
Brazil yellow fever
Polio in the DRC
Feb 16, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 16, 2018

Carbapenem-resistant infections
Hospital stewardship savings

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

News Scan for Feb 15, 2018

Salmonella coconut probe over
Valley fever outbreaks
Feb 15, 2018

Flu Scan for Feb 15, 2018

High-dose flu vaccine in elderly
US seasonal flu burden

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