News & Perspective

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019
community mobilization

Guarded optimism as DRC Ebola outbreak hits 6-month mark

WHO officials see some traction with community engagement and calmed tensions, but tough challenges finding and chasing all transmission chains.

Feb 01, 2019
Gravely ill older patient

Flu activity still high in much of US as ILI jumps

The percentage of people visiting the doctor for influenza-like illness  jumped from 3.3% to 3.8%, and hospitalization rates continue to climb.

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
Feb 01, 2019

News Scan for Feb 01, 2019

Measles rise in Washington
Universal flu vaccine deal
Pasteurized milk listeriosis
Feb 01, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 01, 2019

Animal stewardship partnership
Antibiotic pipeline details
New PACCARB members

Feb 04, 2019

Feb 04, 2019
Congo Ebola temperature monitoring

DRC Ebola cases surge to 785

Also, experts call for the WHO to reconvene its Ebola emergency committee and consider declaring a public health emergency of international concern.

Feb 04, 2019
Finger with pulse oximeter

Saudi Arabia, Oman report more MERS cases

Saudi Arabia has now logged 22 MERS cases in 2019, and at least 4 new cases in Wadi ad-Dawasir were acquired in a healthcare facility.

Feb 04, 2019

News Scan for Feb 04, 2019

More US acute flaccid myelitis
2017-18 flu vaccine protection
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Jamaica dengue outbreak
H9N2 avian flu case in China
Feb 04, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 04, 2019

CRP-guided therapy
Formulary restriction policy
New CARB-X funding

Feb 05, 2019

Feb 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 05, 2019

Candida auris fungemia
Microbiology test use in Norway

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