News & Perspective

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 11, 2019

News Scan for Feb 11, 2019

Ebola cases climb to 816
Rotavirus household transmission
Flu vaccination and children's hospitalizations
Dengue exposure and Zika pregnancy
Feb 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 11, 2019

Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDRO's in nursing homes, acute care

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

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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