News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2018

Dec 31, 2018
MSF Ebola treatment unit

US health worker monitored as DRC Ebola nears 600 cases

A healthcare worker is under observation as the DRC reports 5 new Ebola cases.

Dec 31, 2018
Group of college students

Study highlights higher risk of meningitis B in college students

Students have more than triple the risk of contracting serogroup B meningococcal disease.

Dec 28, 2018

Dec 28, 2018
boy with fever

US flu levels continue rise as more child deaths reported

The 2009 H1N1 strain is dominant, except in the Southeast, where H3N2 is more common.

Dec 28, 2018

News Scan for Dec 28, 2018

Staph decolonization in the NICU
Saudi MERS overview

Dec 27, 2018

Dec 27, 2018
NIH clinical center

Plumbing system at NIH hospital linked to rare, resistant pathogen

Genetic analysis suggested the isolates were unique to the NIH Clinical Center.

Dec 27, 2018

News Scan for Dec 27, 2018

Hexavalent peds vaccine approval
Malaria in early pregnancy

Dec 26, 2018

Dec 26, 2018

News Scan for Dec 26, 2018

More AFM cases
MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Turkey-linked Salmonella developments

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018
Heart, aorta, blood vessels

FDA: Fluoroquinolones may cause aortic rupture in some

People at risk include those with a history of aortic aneurysm or blockages of other blood vessels and patients with high blood pressure.

Dec 21, 2018
Influenza virus

US flu levels on the rise before year-end holidays

Eight of 10 regions report flulike illness at or above baseline, and 1 more child has died of flu, bringing the total to 7.

Dec 21, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 21, 2018

Rapid meningitis tests
Novel pneumonia antibiotic
Sparse antibiotic use and resistance
Metronidazole for mild C diff
Drop in children's antibiotic use
C difficile in toilet water

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