News & Perspective

Oct 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016
Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes

Wolbachia efforts ramp up to fight Zika in Brazil, Colombia

Elsewhere, Florida notes 9 new local cases, and the WHO spells out its research agenda.

Oct 26, 2016

News Scan for Oct 26, 2016

Jack Woodall dies
Saudi MERS case
H7N2 in ostriches
Ebola outcome in kids
Stewardship and antibiotics
Chikungunya drop

Oct 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

More Zika-linked GBS cases expected in Puerto Rico

Also, 2 British travelers report contracting Zika in Miami, and Florida reports 2 new local cases.

Oct 25, 2016

News Scan for Oct 25, 2016

Antibiotic NDA
US cholera vaccine
H5N8 in India
Malaria treatment failures
El Nino and infections

Oct 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016
Throat exam

Study finds wrong antibiotics often given for common infections

Only half of outpatients get the recommended first-line antibiotic for sore throats, etc.

Oct 24, 2016
Oral polio vaccine in West Africa

CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed

The CDC celebrates World Polio Day with hopeful talk of the finish line.

Oct 24, 2016

News Scan for Oct 24, 2016

New Saudi MERS cases
Avian flu in India, Bhutan
Imported malaria profile
Oct 24, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Oct 24, 2016

New C difficile drug
Antifungal stewardship

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016
IPV vaccination

WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine

High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.

Oct 21, 2016

ASP News Scan for Oct 21, 2016

Antibiotic de-escalation
XDR-TB in Romania
Pediatric C diff
Improper STI treatment
ASPs in rehab facilities
HHS awards $16 million to improve antibiotic use
Resistant Staph and hog farms
MRSA acquisition in contacts
ESBL-E in travelers


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