News & Perspective

Jul 08, 2019

Jul 08, 2019
DR Congo refugee camp

As Ebola rages on, DRC sees more displaced people

With 29 new cases over the weekend and today, outbreak totals climb to 2,418, and Ebola deaths have now reached 1,625.

Jul 05, 2019

Jul 05, 2019
Ebola health worker in DR Congo

More violence as DRC officials report 51 Ebola cases in recent days

Officials have confirmed 51 infections since the beginning of the week.

Jul 05, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 05, 2019

Unnecessary antibiotics for Lyme disease
Gut persistence of urinary E coli clones
MDR Salmonella outbreak
Grant for new antibiotics
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella UTIs
Pandemic MDR E coli clone
Jul 05, 2019

News Scan for Jul 05, 2019

Polio case spike
New Saudi MERS case
Jul 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 05, 2019

Unnecessary antibiotics for Lyme disease
Gut persistence of urinary E coli clones

Jul 03, 2019

Jul 03, 2019
Vaccine syringe and vial

California laws tied to higher kindergarten vaccine rates

The rate of kindergartners not up to date on their vaccines dropped from 9.8% before the laws to 4.9% afterward.

Jul 03, 2019
Ebola virus particles

USAID pledges Ebola support as 15 new cases reported

USAID announces it wlll give the DRC $98 million to help fight the outbreak, which is now at 2,369 cases.

Jul 03, 2019

News Scan for Jul 03, 2019

Absenteeism in flu season
Another Saudi MERS case
Positive Xofluza flu results
Jul 03, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 03, 2019

MDR Salmonella outbreak
Grant for new antibiotics
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella UTIs

Jul 02, 2019

Jul 02, 2019
Flu shot

Poor late-season protection limited flu vaccine impact for 2018-19

Vaccine effectiveness was 44% for the H1N1 strain but essentially zero for H3N2.

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