News & Perspective

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019
Holding child's hand at Ebola treatment center

New data show gaps in Ebola treatment for young kids

The death rate in infected preschoolers is 77%, compared with 57% for other Ebola patients.

May 31, 2019
Dentist and assistant with patient

Study finds 81% of dental antibiotic prescribing not needed

Dentists "need to be included in this conversation around antibiotic use."

May 31, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 31, 2019

Superbugs and close contacts
Rapid susceptibility test
MRSA in VA hospitals, nursing homes
Reduced antibiotic use in UK pigs
Excessive post-discharge antibiotics
CPE surge in Hong Kong
STI antibiotic use
Prospective audit and feedback outcomes
May 31, 2019

News Scan for May 31, 2019

Salmonella and hedgehogs
More pediatric flu deaths
Novel H1N2 flu in Denmark
Polio in Pakistan, Somalia
Honduras dengue
May 31, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 31, 2019

Superbugs and close contacts
Rapid susceptibility test

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019
measles child

US measles cases top record, putting elimination status at risk

A large chunk of cases are from 2 big outbreaks in and around New York City.

May 30, 2019
UN peacekeepers

Experts: DRC Ebola outbreak fueled by attacks

Experts say the outbreak likely began as far back as April 2018 and that nosocomial transmission played a big role in early spread. 

May 30, 2019

News Scan for May 30, 2019

Polio emergency extension
MRSA in VA hospitals, nursing homes
Reduced antibiotic use in UK pigs

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

News Scan for May 29, 2019

New tick-borne disease
Antiviral for Nipah virus
Avian flu in Nigeria, Bangladesh
May 29, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 29, 2019

Excessive post-discharge antibiotics
CPE surge in Hong Kong
STI antibiotic use

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