News & Perspective

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 22, 2019

Antibiotic Rx for skin infections
MCR-1, MCR-3 hybrid E coli
XDR gonorrhea clone
New metallo-beta-lactamase
Fast track for pneumonia antibiotic
Nursing home UTI stewardship
Triclosan-induced antibiotic tolerance
Staph clindamycin resistance
Resistant bacteria in farm soil
Geographic MRSA risks
Readmission after C diff

Jan 02, 2019

Jan 02, 2019

News Scan for Jan 02, 2019

Saudi MERS case
More acute flaccid myelitis
H9N2 infection in China
MRSA pneumonia screening
Gastroenteritis in elderly

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 07, 2018

Costco antibiotic policy
Severe MRSA in China, Australia
Antibiotic cycling and MRSA, C diff incidence
Antibiotic time-outs
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy
'Expected practice' and short-course antibiotics
UTI management bundle

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 17, 2017

Primary care stewardship
No-touch superbug disinfection
Surgical antimicrobial prescribing
Ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea
E coli ST131
Single-room ICU design
ECDC CRE guidance
European research funding
Optimal MDR-TB treatment
Real-time resistance tracker
Salmonella in calves
Drug-resistant malaria controversy
US AMR progress
Antimicrobial use in Northern Ireland
Resistance in space

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Aug 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015

News Scan for Aug 10, 2015

Cyclospora in Canada
Global flu update
Flu vaccine and race

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013
Northern Hemisphere

Flu activity stays low in most Northern Hemisphere regions

Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.

Jan 20, 2012

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

Jan 18, 2011

Jan 18, 2011

Northern Hemisphere countries show steady rise in flu

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity is increasing in many of the Northern Hemisphere's temperate-zone countries, with influenza B cocirculating with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus across Europe and teaming up with influenza A (H3N2) in the United States and Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update.

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