News & Perspective

Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
H1N1 influenza

Experts on watch for resistance to new flu drug

Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.

Jan 18, 2019
Plasmodium in bloodstream

New one-dose drug prevents malaria relapse, studies show

A total of 62.4% of patients taking tafenoquine were free of P vivax after 6 months.

Jan 18, 2019
Flu shot sign

CDC says flu season still going strong

Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, bringing to 19 the number of deaths in children this season.

Jan 18, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 18, 2019

New CARB-X funding
VRE in Swiss hospitals
Antibiotic overprescribing in tots
Fast track for new C diff drug
Stewardship in pediatric surgery
MRSA decline in Germany
Antibiotic resistance on pig farms
Resistance genes in Bolivian river
Stewardship in English hospitals
Whiff of C diff in pets
Fecal microbiota transplant trial
Jan 18, 2019

News Scan for Jan 18, 2019

DRC Ebola spike
Economic risk of epidemics
Funds for smallpox vaccine
New polio cases
Measles in Madagascar
Measles in Washington state
Jan 18, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 18, 2019

New CARB-X funding
VRE in Swiss hospitals

Jan 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
Ebola disinfection

WHO expert: Ebola outbreak to continue at least 6 more months

Peter Salama says high rates in children might be due to facility types.

Jan 17, 2019
Doc prescribing for older patient

Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

Jan 17, 2019

News Scan for Jan 17, 2019

WHO MERS snapshot
HPV vaccination gap
WHO misconduct probe
Zika antibody persistence
Jan 17, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 17, 2019

Antibiotic overprescribing in tots
Fast track for new C diff drug

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