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.

Feb 28, 2019

Feb 28, 2019
Doctor writing prescription

UK primary care study finds overly long antibiotic courses

More than 80% of courses for upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis exceeded national guidelines.

Jan 30, 2019

Jan 30, 2019
Nurse dispensing oral medication

Oral antibiotics may work for some ortho, heart infections

Partial oral antibiotic therapy may be appropriate for certain patients who have orthopedic infections and endocarditis.

Jan 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2019
British pounds and drugs

UK aims to cut antibiotics 15% in 5-year AMR plan

The plan calls for a 10% reduction in antibiotic-resistant infections in people by 2025.

Oct 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018
ebola vaccine

Ebola total hits 276 as lasting effect noted for 3 vaccines

Immune response lasted 2.5 years for the vaccines, the longest yet in ongoing studies of Ebola immunization.

Oct 25, 2018

Oct 25, 2018
Veterinarian and chicken

Europe votes to restrict animal antibiotics as UK use drops

The new law would generally limit use of antibiotics to prevent disease in individual animals.

Oct 23, 2018

Oct 23, 2018

UK parliament urges making antimicrobial resistance a priority

Report calls for more aggressive action to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and promote antibiotic development. 

Oct 03, 2018

Oct 03, 2018
Intensive care unit sign

Study links hospital Candida auris outbreak to reusable thermometers

Temperature probes increased the risk of infection nearly 7 times.

Sep 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018
Royal Victoria Infirmary

UK confirms monkeypox in healthcare worker

Two other health workers may have had similar exposure after treating the UK's second monkeypox patient.

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Healthcare worker with gloves and mask

UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say

Some health workers were not wearing adequate personal protective equipment, the report says.

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