News & Perspective

Jan 09, 2019

Jan 09, 2019
Child on gurney in emergency department

Data show significant antibiotic overprescribing for kids in ERs

US kids receive more than 2 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions a year in ERs.

Jan 09, 2019

News Scan for Jan 09, 2019

Saudi MERS case
H1N1 flu and birth outcomes
Fourth DRC polio outbreak
Cuba Zika outbreak
Yellow fever in Nigeria
WHO on pathogen sequence sharing

Jan 10, 2019

Jan 10, 2019
Student, teacher in Tiny Earth project

Program aims to 'studentsource' antibiotic discovery

Intensive 5-day training aims to engage students in scientific discovery.

Jan 10, 2019
Educating Congolese voters

DRC records more Ebola as presidential election is called

In research news, tests in animals show promise for a new monoclonal antibody therapy.

Jan 10, 2019

News Scan for Jan 10, 2019

Shutdown and food inspections
E coli outbreak probe over
Consecutive-year flu vaccine and protection
Jan 10, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 10, 2019

MCR-1 in Wyoming
CDC alert over Mexico infections

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Sick woman blowing nose

CDC: Up to 7.3 million have had flu this season

The CDC estimates 2.9 million to 3.5 million have needed to see a doctor, and up to 83,500 have been hospitalized for flu.

Jan 11, 2019
Older doctor writing prescription

Study finds late-career docs prescribe longer antibiotic courses

Late-career docs were 50% more likely to prescribe long courses than younger docs.

Jan 11, 2019

News Scan for Jan 11, 2019

Polio in Mozambique
Adult vaccination costs
Jan 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 11, 2019

US XDR typhoid cases
ICU Klebsiella stewardship
Antimicrobials in European chickens

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