News & Perspective

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019
Oral exam of young girl

EU study shows wide range in antibiotic prescribing for febrile kids

Prescribing frequency ranges from 19% in Switzerland to 64% in Turkey.

Mar 01, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 01, 2019

Antibiotic stewardship and C diff
CPE activity increases in Europe
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
Antibiotic treatment for UTIs
XDR infection deaths
Asia-Pacific stewardship grants
Metro-area CRE movement
Benefits of penicillin skin testing
Fewer antibiotics for bacteremia
New CARB-X expertise

Sep 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 21, 2018

CARB-X growth
Carbapenem resistance in US hospitals
Data-sharing tool for antibiotic discovery
Antimicrobial stewardship in clinics
Antibiotic use in US seniors
Gut microbiota and bloodstream infections
Azithromycin resistance in N gonorrhoeae
UK antibiotic prescribing
Viral diagnostic shows promise
MDR urinary tract infections

Sep 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 17, 2018

Azithromycin resistance in N gonorrhoeae
UK antibiotic prescribing
Viral diagnostic shows promise
MDR urinary tract infections

Oct 02, 2015

Oct 02, 2015

News Scan for Oct 02, 2015

Ebola in Guinean health workers
HPV vaccine against genital warts
Flu immunization in schoolkids
Influenza A vs influenza B

Apr 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

Study: Lab-derived H5N1 virus component binds to human receptors

(CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that a lab-derived hybrid H5N1 influenza virus that is capable of airborne transmission among ferrets may well be capable of doing the same thing in humans.

Jan 06, 2012

Jan 06, 2012

Flu activity starting to rise in Europe, parts of US

(CIDRAP News) – Though flu activity is still below epidemic thresholds in most of the Northern Hemisphere, increases in areas such as Spain, northern Africa, and part of Canada suggest that the season is starting, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jan 24, 2008

Jan 24, 2008

FAO: Spate of H5N1 outbreaks warrants stronger controls

(CIDRAP News) – Outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in 15 countries since December 2007 are a potent reminder that the virus is still a global threat, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today, as officials in Thailand announced they found the disease in poultry again after a 6-month lapse.

Feb 09, 2007

Feb 09, 2007

Turkey has avian flu; UK, Hungary outbreaks may be linked

(CIDRAP News) – Turkey announced today an H5N1 avian influenza outbreak at a farm in the southeastern part of the country, as English authorities explored the possibility of a connection between recent outbreaks in Suffolk and Hungary.

A report submitted to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) by Turkey's agriculture ministry said the outbreak began Feb 5 and affected poultry in a village in Batman province, about 460 miles from Ankara.

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