News & Perspective

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019
flu vaccine

Trump signs executive order to improve flu vaccines

A task force will identify priorities and monitor progress, and HHS will coordinate efforts.

Sep 20, 2019
Ducks on motorcycle in Asia

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals tied to global hot spots

"India and China are by far the biggest hot spots of antimicrobial resistance in animals."

Sep 20, 2019
UN Ebola lead David Gressly

UN Ebola lead Gressly visits Ituri, DRC, promises funds

"Ebola is a reality, not a chimera," Gressly says, urging cooperation with response efforts.

Sep 20, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 20, 2019

Antibiotic resistance in pork chops
XDR Salmonella in DRC
AMR and universal health coverage
Staph bacteremia in Australia
Monoclonal antibodies for resistant infections
Early diagnostics in sepsis
CARB-X funds novel antibiotic
Sep 20, 2019

News Scan for Sep 20, 2019

Polio in Philippines, Africa
Waning yellow fever vaccine response

Sep 19, 2019

Sep 19, 2019
Hand sanitizer use

Hand sanitizer shown less effective than hand washing against flu

The problem appears to be a mucus barrier that takes awhile to overcome.

Sep 19, 2019

News Scan for Sep 19, 2019

Ebola intensity increases
Philippines polio case
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Eastern equine encephalitis in 5 states
Universal flu vaccine grant
Sep 19, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 19, 2019

Antibiotic resistance in pork chops
XDR Salmonella in DRC

Sep 18, 2019

Sep 18, 2019
Doctor with packs of pills

Use of high-risk antibiotics tied to more C diff infections

The risk was linked to 4 antibiotic classes: cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, carbapenems, and lincosamides.

Sep 18, 2019

News Scan for Sep 18, 2019

Flu vaccine during pregnancy
AMR and universal health coverage
Staph bacteremia in Australia
Monoclonal antibodies for resistant infections

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