News & Perspective

Jul 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
DRC Ebola vaccine

DRC to stick with just 1 vaccine in Ebola outbreak

Merck's rVSV-ZEBOV is the only vaccine that will be used during the ever-growing outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

Jul 12, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 12, 2019

Staph decolonization cost savings
Delayed valley fever diagnosis
Novel antibiotic candidates
Lack of national antibiotic targets
Resistant E coli in Aussie gulls
UK antibiotic prescribing decline
MCR-1 E coli in Michigan
Jul 12, 2019

News Scan for Jul 12, 2019

Polio surge in Pakistan
Probe of flour E coli outbreak over
DRC measles vaccination
Jul 12, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 12, 2019

Staph decolonization cost savings
Delayed valley fever diagnosis
Novel antibiotic candidates

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Ebola health worker

Three more health workers infected in Ebola outbreak

The new cases raise the number of infected healthcare workers to 132, 68% of whom are nurses.

Jul 11, 2019
Examining coughing senior

CRP testing shown to cut antibiotic use in COPD

Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.

Jul 11, 2019

News Scan for Jul 11, 2019

H1N1 flu vaccine in pregnancy
Avian flu in 4 countries
Jul 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 11, 2019

Lack of national antibiotic targets
Resistant E coli in Aussie gulls

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Knee reflex in a child at doctor's office

CDC wants clinicians' help to solve acute flaccid myelitis riddle

The agency says prompt reporting is key to help figure out the cause of the mysterious limb-weakening condition.

Jul 10, 2019
Coins and antibiotics

UK to test new payment model for antibiotics

The idea is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage development of new antibiotics.

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