News & Perspective

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018

News Scan for Feb 14, 2018

Novel H7N4 avian flu in China
Flu vaccine protection in older adults
Yellow fever fractional dosing
Feb 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 14, 2018

MCR-1 in Italy, Hong Kong
Fast track for ESBL inhibitor
MDR-TB drug combo

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Baby boy on oxygen

Study shows youngest kids most at risk of flu death

A probe of child flu deaths over 6 seasons found vaccination gaps and a somber reminder that even healthy kids can succumb.

Feb 13, 2018
Handfuls of soil

Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil

The newly identified molecules, called malacidins, are linked to a family of antibiotics that require calcium for antibacterial activity.

Feb 13, 2018

News Scan for Feb 13, 2018

Trump budget proposal
Lassa fever response
Saudi Arabia MERS
UK lab accidents
Pneumonia in opioid users

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Motorbike poultry

Avian flu hits more poultry in Iraq, Iran, Asia

Iraq is battling another H5N8 detection, and in South Korea, H5N6 was found on another commercial farm.

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Feb 12, 2018

News Scan for Feb 12, 2018

H7N9 case in China
Cell-based flu vaccine
NIH drug funding
Feb 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 12, 2018

End-of-life antibiotics
ID physicians and stewardship
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Farm antibiotic use

Feb 09, 2018

Feb 09, 2018
Woman in ICU

Flu-like illness in US reaches 2009 pandemic levels

"This year is not a pandemic, but the high ILI is a sign of the severity," CDC Director Anne Schuchat says.

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