News & Perspective

Feb 20, 2019

Feb 20, 2019
African woman with baby

Ebola vaccine to be given to pregnant, lactating women

Also, 3 new cases raise the outbreak total to 848, including 529 deaths.

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019

Flu Scan for Feb 19, 2019

Flu levels up in many regions
Avian flu in India, Africa

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Ebola treatment center workers

Ebola still claiming lives as DRC cases climb to 835

The country's health ministry reports 6 new cases and 5 new deaths, including that of an infant.

Feb 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children
Postgrad stewardship support
Global antibiotic use in animals
Dental antibiotic stewardship
Antibiotics and pandemic planning
Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
Hospital ASP cost savings
UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship
Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDROs in nursing homes, acute care
Feb 15, 2019

News Scan for Feb 15, 2019

More Saudi MERS
Raw turkey Salmonella
Polio in Indonesia, Pakistan
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Feb 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019
Safe and dignified Ebola burial

Ebola infects 4 more in DRC as death prompts testing in Uganda

The developments lift the outbreak total to 823 cases, including 517 deaths.

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019

News Scan for Feb 12, 2019

More Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Lassa fever in Guinea and Nigeria
Zika in Mexico
Gain-of-function H5N1 studies to resume

Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019
MERS virus

Saudi MERS total grows; WHO details Oman cluster

The 5 recent Omani cases involve women from North Batinah governorate who lived in the same household.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
contact precautions

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS in Wadi ad-Dawasir outbreak

Transmission can be amplified in health settings when early cases aren't identified and isolated early and when proper infection prevention controls aren't in place.

Feb 08, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 08, 2019

Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testing
New UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough

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