News & Perspective

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Exam room instruments

Outpatient flu visits spike as more states note high activity

Clinic visits for flulike illness, geographic flu spread have accelerated.

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

Dec 22, 2017
Blood test

Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests

Four research teams from India receive awards for point-of-care diagnostic tests, 3 of them focused on sepsis.

Dec 22, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 22, 2017

Drug-resistant priority pathogens
Long-term FMT success
Antibiotic choice for C diff
Resistant gonorrhea
Candida auris cases rise
Reduced antibiotics in fast-food beef
MDRO readmission
Dec 22, 2017

News Scan for Dec 22, 2017

Dengvaxia review planned
Saudi Arabia MERS
Drug-resistant priority pathogens
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Monkeypox effect on men
Dec 22, 2017

Food Outbreak Scan for Dec 22, 2017

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak
Baby formula Salmonella threat

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Throat exam

Study: For kids with respiratory infections, broader isn't better

Broad-spectrum antibiotics didn't produce better clinical or patient-centered results.

Dec 21, 2017
Farm duck

As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement

The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.

Dec 21, 2017

News Scan for Dec 21, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Legionella in cooling towers
1 million cholera cases
Measles in England, Greece

Dec 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017
Scrubbing up hand washing

FDA finalizes rule on healthcare antiseptics

The FDA bans the marketing of OTC antiseptics containing triclosan and 23 other active antimicrobial agents.


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