News & Perspective

Oct 04, 2019

Oct 04, 2019
Ebola survivor

WHO notes Ebola shift to rural areas, posing new challenges

Also, global health officials note that 1,000 people in the DRC have now recovered from the disease.

Oct 03, 2019

Oct 03, 2019
Ebola gloving

Report details steps taken to ready Uganda for Ebola

Earlier gaps included multiple Ebola definitions and shortages of personal protective equipment.

Sep 27, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 27, 2019

Molecular test for blood infections
Rapid TB test assessment
CRE risk in Europe
Cefto-tazo for nosocomial pneumonia
XDR typhoid in Taiwan
UK antimicrobial resistance funds
CARB-X diagnostic graduate
Outpatient antibiotic prescribing
Hospital Candida auris outbreak
AMR Challenge commitments
UK prescribing letter

Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

Aug 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019

News Scan for Aug 14, 2019

Burundi Ebola vaccine campaign
Zika antibodies and microcephaly
Myanmar dengue outbreak
Yuma romaine testing results
Tahini importer warning letter

Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019
Ebola preparedness

Ebola cases climb in Beni as groups laud emergency decision

Activity resurges in Beni, the outbreak's former epicenter.

Jun 12, 2019

Jun 12, 2019
Ebola donning PPE

Uganda has 2 more Ebola cases as WHO reconvenes experts

A boy confirmed infected yesterday in Uganda has died, and 2 relatives have Ebola.

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

News Scan for May 28, 2019

Flour E coli outbreak
Prospective audit and feedback outcomes
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Yellow fever in Uganda
Polio in Central African Republic

Mar 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Antibiotics before miscarriage surgery not tied to fewer infections

A benefit was found, however, when pelvic infection was defined by strict criteria.

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children
Postgrad stewardship support
Global antibiotic use in animals
Dental antibiotic stewardship
Antibiotics and pandemic planning
Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
Hospital ASP cost savings
UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship
Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDROs in nursing homes, acute care

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