News & Perspective

Jan 08, 2010

Jan 08, 2010

WHO: Some regions still battle intense flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – Though pandemic flu activity continues to fall across much of the Northern Hemisphere, some parts of the world are hot spots for the virus, including parts of Europe, North Africa, and South Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

Jan 18, 2011

Jan 18, 2011

Northern Hemisphere countries show steady rise in flu

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity is increasing in many of the Northern Hemisphere's temperate-zone countries, with influenza B cocirculating with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus across Europe and teaming up with influenza A (H3N2) in the United States and Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update.

Dec 16, 2011

Dec 16, 2011

Flu watchdogs report few hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity remained low in the Northern Hemisphere last week, with only a few countries, such as Costa Rica and Cameroon, reporting spikes in the number of cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Costa Rica is the only tropical country in the Americas to report increasing numbers of cases, which are primarily influenza A/H3N2, the WHO said.

Jan 20, 2012

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013
Northern Hemisphere

Flu activity stays low in most Northern Hemisphere regions

Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 17, 2017

Primary care stewardship
No-touch superbug disinfection
Surgical antimicrobial prescribing
Ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea
E coli ST131
Single-room ICU design
ECDC CRE guidance
European research funding
Optimal MDR-TB treatment
Real-time resistance tracker
Salmonella in calves
Drug-resistant malaria controversy
US AMR progress
Antimicrobial use in Northern Ireland
Resistance in space

Aug 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 31, 2018

C diff testing in the NICU
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
ESBL bacteria in sprouts
Antibiotic resistance risk factors
Business case for stewardship
UK FMT C diff guidelines
Pharmacist-led stewardship
Typhoid vaccine as stewardship tool
Web training for antibiotic stewardship
Chest x-ray and pneumonia
New antibiotic for intra-abdominal infections
Bedaquiline for MDR-TB
Australian stewardship study

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 07, 2018

Costco antibiotic policy
Severe MRSA in China, Australia
Antibiotic cycling and MRSA, C diff incidence
Antibiotic time-outs
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy
'Expected practice' and short-course antibiotics
UTI management bundle

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 01, 2019

Animal stewardship partnership
Antibiotic pipeline details
New PACCARB members
Decline in UK antibiotics
Superbug bloodstream infections in Greece
Antibiotics and malaria prevention
Promising antifungal candidate
Proposed UN AMR guidance
Proposed UN AMR guidance
Antibiotic use in nursing homes
Novel antibiotic vs C diff
Pharmacist interventions
Antibiotics for asthma attack

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