News & Perspective

Feb 20, 2019

Feb 20, 2019

News Scan for Feb 20, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Papua New Guinea polio

Feb 21, 2019

Feb 21, 2019
Patient receiving IV therapy

Plazomicin for tough infections: a tale of 2 clinical trials

Approved for URI but not CRE, the drug might offer off-label prospects for the latter.

Feb 21, 2019
Ebola DRC decontamination

More Ebola in DRC as nurse's murder halts efforts in Vuhovi

Officials halted surveillance activities in Vuhovi after a nurse from Bisongo was killed.

Feb 21, 2019
Flu vaccine syringe in doctor's hands

WHO changes H1N1 flu vaccine strain, punts on H3N2

The experts plan to announce a decision on the H3N2 strain on Mar 21.

Feb 21, 2019

News Scan for Feb 21, 2019

European flu vaccine protection
More Saudi MERS cases
Waning MMR response
Feb 21, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2019

XDR gonorrhea clone
New metallo-beta-lactamase
Fast track for pneumonia antibiotic

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019
Patient receiving hospital care

CDC: Flu activity reaches new seasonal high

Hospitalization rates are up, and 7 new deaths in kids are reported, raising the season total to 41.

Feb 22, 2019
Urine test

Hospital intervention cuts unneeded UTI tests

Altering electronic ordering for urinary tract infection tests was associated with a 45% reduction in urine cultures.

Feb 22, 2019

News Scan for Feb 22, 2019

Salmonella in raw chicken
Polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan
Campylobacter in water supply
Zika monoclonal antibody trial
Avian flu in China, India
Feb 22, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2019

Antibiotic Rx for skin infections
MCR-1, MCR-3 hybrid E coli

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