News & Perspective

May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018
Thermometer in the sun

Study finds antibiotic resistance rise tied to hotter temps

"After controlling for [other] factors, we still find that temperature is a strong predictor of antibiotic resistance."

May 23, 2018

WHO: 58 Ebola cases in DRC, 27 deaths

With worries about the disease spreading in  Mbandaka, the WHO said the DRC risk is very high and the regional risk is high.

May 23, 2018

News Scan for May 23, 2018

More Nipah in India
Lassa vaccine partnership
Seasonal flu economic burden
Anthrax prophylaxis guidance
Infrared Zika detection
May 23, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 23, 2018

NDM plus MCR-1 in E coli
C diff and sharps containers

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Ebola response

New funding pledges boost DRC Ebola response

More than $25 million is newly pledged for an outbreak that has grown to 51 total cases, 28 confirmed.

May 22, 2018
Zika virus

Study: GBS symptoms more severe when caused by Zika

Those with GBS and Zika had more severe symptoms, including facial weakness, and required more ICU care.

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

May 22, 2018

News Scan for May 22, 2018

More Nipah in India
New CARB-X support
Cameroon monkeypox outbreak
AAP on FluMist
Pneumonia vaccine in elderly

May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018
Syringe on DR Congo map

Ebola vaccine drive launches in DRC as cases rise to 49

Four more illnesses have been reported, along with another death in a healthcare worker.

May 21, 2018

News Scan for May 21, 2018

Salmonella-tainted coconut
Nipah deaths in India
Antibiotics and gastroenteritis
Newcastle disease in California

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