News & Perspective

Mar 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018
Medical team at hospital bed

ID consults tied to lower death rates in MDR infections

With some multidrug-resistant bacteria, having infectious disease consults cut death rates 52% to 59%.

Mar 15, 2018

News Scan for Mar 15, 2018

Oral polio vaccine efficacy
Avian flu in Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan
Monkeypox preparedness priorities
Mar 15, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 15, 2018

MCR-4, MCR-5 in China
Award for blood infection test
Antibiotics and Staph biofilms

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Mar 14, 2018
Scientist with bacteria cultures

US surveillance finds low level of worrisome resistant bacterium

The finding "affords us the opportunity to be aggressive about prevention."

Mar 14, 2018

News Scan for Mar 14, 2018

Lassa fever in Nigeria
No suicide-Tamiflu link found
Chikungunya vaccine trial
Mar 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 14, 2018

VRE bacteremia treatment, prevention
Drug-resistant bacteria in urine

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018
Pregnant woman at airport

Survey finds generally good local capacity to address Zika in pregnant women

Researchers find that 80% of local health department have communication and referral mechanisms between their maternal and child health programs and agency programs, and 78% have access to electronic lab results.

Mar 13, 2018

News Scan for Mar 13, 2018

Salmonella turtle outbreak
Avian flu in 3 nations
Dengue and stroke
New anthrax vaccine

Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 12, 2018

Infection risk tool and stewardship
Multidrug resistance in Ghana


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