News & Perspective

Dec 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018
Beef cattle

FDA reports major drop in antibiotics for food animals

Sales and distribution of medically important antibiotics for livestock decreased by 33% last year and 43% since their peak.

Dec 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018
Flu shot in older man

Study: Cell-based flu vaccine just a bit better than egg-based

A cell-based vaccine protected about 10% better than a standard vaccine but not a high-dose version.

Dec 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018
Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018

News Scan for Dec 07, 2018

More romaine E coli cases
Costco antibiotic policy
Polio in 3 countries
Imported malaria in UK

Nov 29, 2018

Nov 29, 2018

News Scan for Nov 29, 2018

Slight Northern Hemisphere flu rise
E coli romaine probe
Tahini-linked Salmonella outbreak

Nov 27, 2018

Nov 27, 2018
Farmers market romaine lettuce

FDA narrows romaine E coli source to Central Coast growing area

The CDC notes 11 more illnesses, raising the outbreak total to 43 cases in 12 states.

Nov 26, 2018

Nov 26, 2018

News Scan for Nov 26, 2018

E coli romaine source
Polio cases in 3 nations
H5N6 case in China
Small US flu increase

Nov 23, 2018

Nov 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 23, 2018

MDR Pseudomonas in Texas
Endoscope-linked MDRO outbreak
Pan-drug resistance in Ethiopia
Antibiotic use in NICUs
UK animal antibiotic use
Antimicrobial stewardship in Latin America, Caribbean
New antibiotic for travelers' diarrhea

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018
Romaine lettuce closeup

E coli probe prompts CDC warning to avoid all romaine

So far 32 illnesses have been confirmed in 11 states, as well as 18 cases in Canada.

Nov 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 19, 2018

UK animal antibiotic use
Antimicrobial stewardship in Latin America, Caribbean
New antibiotic for travelers' diarrhea

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