News & Perspective

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Zika toddlers

Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots

In one group, 35% scored below average for language, 10% for cognitive development, and 16% for motor development.

Jul 09, 2019
Camel head

Data show MERS cases, deaths on decline since 2016

As many as 1,465 cases and 293 to 520 deaths from MERS-CoV may have been averted.

Jul 09, 2019
Drugs on pharmacy shelf

WHO adds new antibiotics to essential medicines list

Ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, and plazomicin were added as "reserve" antibiotics.

Jul 09, 2019
Influenza viruses

Study says baloxavir fights all 4 flu types, many animal flu viruses

The drug was active against flu A, B, C, and D, as well as avian and swine strains.

May 03, 2019

May 03, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 03, 2019

Carbapenem reduction strategy
Quinolone ear drop risks
MDR Shigella in Vermont
US Candida auris uptick
Pause for antibiotic candidate
Fewer antibiotics for neonatal sepsis
Surgical prophylaxis risks
Rapid test for optimal antibiotics
CARB-X funding rounds
CRE infection outcomes
Reduced antibiotic for bacteriuria
May 03, 2019

News Scan for May 03, 2019

WHO H5N1 flu confirmation
Carbapenem reduction strategy
More polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Flu imprinting research
Mayaro virus in South America

Jul 08, 2019

Jul 08, 2019
DR Congo refugee camp

As Ebola rages on, DRC sees more displaced people

With 29 new cases over the weekend and today, outbreak totals climb to 2,418, and Ebola deaths have now reached 1,625.

Jul 08, 2019
Measles vaccination in baby

US measles cases reach 1,109 as studies point to early vaccination

Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.

May 02, 2019

May 02, 2019

News Scan for May 02, 2019

More Ebola cases, deaths
Fatal H5N1 avian flu in Nepal
FDA approves dengue vaccine
Measles vaccine production
Chikungunya in the Congo
May 02, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 02, 2019

Quinolone ear drop risks
MDR Shigella in Vermont

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