News & Perspective

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Ebola treatment center workers

Ebola still claiming lives as DRC cases climb to 835

The country's health ministry reports 6 new cases and 5 new deaths, including that of an infant.

Feb 15, 2019

News Scan for Feb 15, 2019

More Saudi MERS
Raw turkey Salmonella
Polio in Indonesia, Pakistan
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Feb 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019
Safe and dignified Ebola burial

Ebola infects 4 more in DRC as death prompts testing in Uganda

The developments lift the outbreak total to 823 cases, including 517 deaths.

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019

News Scan for Feb 12, 2019

More Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Lassa fever in Guinea and Nigeria
Zika in Mexico
Gain-of-function H5N1 studies to resume

Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019
MERS virus

Saudi MERS total grows; WHO details Oman cluster

The 5 recent Omani cases involve women from North Batinah governorate who lived in the same household.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
contact precautions

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS in Wadi ad-Dawasir outbreak

Transmission can be amplified in health settings when early cases aren't identified and isolated early and when proper infection prevention controls aren't in place.

Feb 08, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 08, 2019

Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testing
New UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough
FDA to review new Merck antibiotics
CARB-X novel antibiotic funding
Antibiotic prescribing intervention in China
Candida auris fungemia
Microbiology test use in Norway
CRP-guided therapy
Formulary restriction policy
New CARB-X funding
Feb 08, 2019

News Scan for Feb 08, 2019

DRC Ebola total hits 800
African Lassa fever outbreak support
Polio cases from three countries
Mayaro virus vaccine trial
Feb 08, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 08, 2019

Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testing
New UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough

Feb 07, 2019

Feb 07, 2019

News Scan for Feb 07, 2019

Ebola in the DRC
More measles in Washington state outbreak
Measles in Europe and the Philippines
UK acute flaccid paralysis rise

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