News & Perspective

Oct 16, 2018

Oct 16, 2018
Sick girl hugging mom in hospital

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.

Oct 16, 2018
Cow veterinarian and farmer

Report highlights declining sales of vet antibiotics in Europe

The report shows a 20% decline in antibiotics for food animals in 25 EU nations from 2011 through 2016.

Oct 16, 2018

News Scan for Oct 16, 2018

Ebola infections in DRC
New Saudi MERS case
MERS risk in South Korea
Global flu ebbing
Oct 16, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2018

C difficile on hospital bed sheets
Colistin resistance diagnostics
Dearth of point-of-care tests
New-antibiotic distribution

Oct 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018
Ebola treatment center orange fence

More Ebola cases as WHO weighs emergency declaration

The new cases lift the outbreak total to 211, including 135 deaths.

Oct 15, 2018
Pregnant woman getting an ultrasound

Study: Antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis don't cut preterm birth risk

Among low-risk women, 1.2% who got clindamycin had a late miscarriage or very preterm delivery, similar to placebo.

Oct 15, 2018

News Scan for Oct 15, 2018

Saudi MERS case
Chikungunya in Sudan
Severe pertussis
Low-path H7N3 in California

Oct 12, 2018

Oct 12, 2018
Immunization history form

More young US kids not getting vaccinated

The median vaccine exemption rate in kindergartners climbed for the third year in a row, to 2.2%, and 1.3% of 2-year-olds get no vaccines.

Oct 12, 2018

News Scan for Oct 12, 2018

Polio cases in 4 countries
Monkeypox case in Israel
H5N6 in Chinese poultry
Oct 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 12, 2018

Antibiotic duration for group B strep
C diff risk and antibiotics
Veterinary pharma controversy

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