News & Perspective

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019
Ebola frontline

DRC Ebola total climbs by 15 cases; vandals hit Katwa hospital

A previously unaffected health zone in North Kivu province reported its first case today, South Korea announced a cash donation for the response, and a group warned of a security clash-related rise in displaced people.

Apr 19, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 19, 2019

MCR-1 in mussels
Antibiotic Rx in Italian preschoolers
Antibiotic use in UK nursing homes
Antibiotic prescribing and outcomes
Hotel-related superbug colonization
AMR and climate change
MDR pathogens in petting zoos
Drug-resistant bloodstream infections
MDROs on patients' hands
Europe-Duke joint venture

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

New metric aims to simplify how global resistance is measured

The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.

Apr 16, 2019

Apr 16, 2019

News Scan for Apr 16, 2019

Needle-free flu vaccine boost
Promise for chikungunya vaccine
Global flu mostly dropping
Apr 16, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 16, 2019

Antibiotic prescribing and outcomes
Hotel-related superbug colonization

Mar 27, 2019

Mar 27, 2019
Wastewater treatment plant

Resistance genes in wastewater shown to mirror clinical resistance

Findings followed a north-to-south gradient in Europe.

Mar 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 22, 2019

New asymptomatic bacteriuria guidance
Resistant Enterococcus in wastewater
Stewardship in pet care
Fewer antibiotics in Salmon
Gloves, gowns, and MDROs
WHO drug-resistant TB guidelines
Antibiotic development partnership
Lung disease bacteria in tap water
Drop in US prescribing
Short course for Pseudomonas
Antibiotic cardiac device 'envelope'

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 08, 2019

Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testing
New UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough
FDA to review new Merck antibiotics
CARB-X novel antibiotic funding
Antibiotic prescribing intervention in China
Candida auris fungemia
Microbiology test use in Norway
CRP-guided therapy
Formulary restriction policy
New CARB-X funding

Feb 05, 2019

Feb 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 05, 2019

Candida auris fungemia
Microbiology test use in Norway

Jan 29, 2019

Jan 29, 2019
Mountains glacier in Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard

Northern exposure: Scientists find resistance genes in Arctic

The genes, including NDM-1, were found in an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

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