News & Perspective

Jan 25, 2019

Jan 25, 2019
Ebola blood draw

Monoclonal antibody Ebola treatment shown safe in adults

With 6 new cases in Katwa, outbreak totals now stand at 721, including 446 deaths.

Jan 25, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 25, 2019

Bon Appetit's antibiotics update
Antibiotic-resistant Brucella
New STI test cleared
KFC fulfills antibiotics pledge
Benefit of C diff prevention
Prescribing drop in England
Candida auris increase
Antibiotics for respiratory infections
UTI treatment in older adults
Super donors for fecal transplant
Resistant cholera in Ghana
Jan 25, 2019

News Scan for Jan 25, 2019

More Saudi MERS cases
Polio in Pakistan, Nigeria
Bon Appetit's antibiotics update

Jan 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2019
British pounds and drugs

UK aims to cut antibiotics 15% in 5-year AMR plan

The plan calls for a 10% reduction in antibiotic-resistant infections in people by 2025.

Jan 24, 2019
Long-fingered bat

Ebola infects 3 more in DRC; virus evidence found in West Africa bat

The illnesses bring the overall outbreak total to 715, including 443 deaths.

Jan 24, 2019

News Scan for Jan 24, 2019

Flu vaccine protection in Canada
Fluzone age expansion
Listeria tied to caramel apples
Avian flu in 3 nations
Jan 24, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 24, 2019

Antibiotic-resistant Brucella
New STI test cleared
KFC fulfills antibiotics pledge

Jan 23, 2019

Jan 23, 2019
Burial team with stretcher

With 14 more cases, DRC Ebola outbreak tops 700

Thirteen of 18 health zones in the region have reported cases in the past 3 weeks, and deaths have reached 439.

Jan 23, 2019
Kids jumping rope

Prior dengue in kids may protect against Zika symptoms

Dengue immunity, however, doesn't seem to generally protect against Zika infection, the researchers find.

Jan 23, 2019
Dispensing pills in hospital

Switch to oral antibiotics in bacteremia not tied to worse outcomes

Outcomes were similar in the 2 groups, but oral-step-down patients had shorter stays.

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