News & Perspective

Apr 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017
Klebsiella biofilm

Study details optimal combo therapy for drug-resistant bacteremia

Combination antibiotics may be necessary only for the most severely ill patients.

Apr 25, 2017
Anopheles mosquito emerging from water

Returning travelers cause sizable malaria burden in US

New study estimates about 2,100 travelers return with the disease each year and almost 1,500 need hospitalization.

Apr 25, 2017

News Scan for Apr 25, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
New USDA secretary
Malaria immune response
Apr 25, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 25, 2017

Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

With yellow fever reaching Rio, official says Brazil prepared

Officials plan to vaccinate the entire city of Rio this year, but current coverage is spotty.

Apr 24, 2017
Aedes albopictus

Studies highlight Zika-linked neurologic damage

Two new studies show fatal spinal damage and cognitive impairment associated with Zika infection.

Apr 24, 2017
Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

Apr 24, 2017
N95 mask being fit tested

New CDC guidelines on flu pandemic measures reflect 2009 lessons

Recommendations replace 2007 guidance and aim to improve planning and decision-making for use of nondrug mitigation strategies.

Apr 24, 2017

News Scan for Apr 24, 2017

MERS in UAE, Saudi Arabia
H7N9 case in China
Apr 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 24, 2017

Drug-resistance sepsis risks
Preventive antimicrobial use

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