News & Perspective

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
woman sick with flu

CDC: Flu activity hits highest level this season

Flu is widespread in 47 states, and the CDC reports 4 more pediatric flu deaths.

Feb 08, 2019
Pneumonia xray

Omadacycline trials show efficacy for pneumonia, skin infections

The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.

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
Brazil favela

Study: Dengue immunity may have offered protection against Zika in Brazil

Partial protection from earlier dengue exposure in the favela population might explain Zika's quick decline there.

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

Feb 06, 2019

Feb 06, 2019

News Scan for Feb 06, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia
H1N2 reassortant from Sweden
Global flu activity
H5N8 in Iran and Kuwait
Feb 06, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 06, 2019

FDA to review new Merck antibiotics
CARB-X novel antibiotic funding
Antibiotic prescribing intervention in China

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