News & Perspective

Jun 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018

News Scan for Jun 13, 2018

Plague case in Idaho
Tamiflu and nursing home outbreaks
Vaccine exemptions in US
Jun 13, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 13, 2018

Canadian stewardship success
Stand-by antibiotics
Individualized risk assessment
Carbapenem-focused stewardship

Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Antibiotics and petri dishes

FDA head looks to boost antibiotic development

Commissioner suggests changing the model for reimbursement of new antibiotics.

Jun 12, 2018
Kenya camels

Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response

Several factors heighten the risk of spread, including flooding, people and animal movement, and connections to other countries.

Jun 12, 2018

News Scan for Jun 12, 2018

Tests rule out more Ebola cases
Colistin-resistant E coli in Vietnam
Orthobunyavirus research developments
Hospital precaution failure patterns
PCV and Hib vaccine impact
Global flu trends

Jun 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018
Multidrug-resistant bacteria biofilm

Reports highlight Klebsiella superbug, other CRE concerns

Scientists report the first isolation of hypervirulent, multi-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the US.

Jun 11, 2018
Bicycle remote DRC jungle

DRC notes 14 more suspected Ebola cases, new death

The outbreak total stands at 66, including 38 confirmed, 14 probable, and 14 suspected cases.

Jun 11, 2018

News Scan for Jun 11, 2018

MERS household cluster
US flu deaths in kids
Polio in Venezuela
Cyclospora infections in 2 states
Measles in Brazil
H5N1, H5N8 poultry outbreaks
Jun 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 11, 2018

Influenza-MRSA coinfection in kids
Combo therapy for resistant Klebsiella

Jun 08, 2018

Jun 08, 2018
Stethoscope exam on coughing patient

CDC study: Antibiotics still widely overused for respiratory infections

Fully 41% of antibiotic prescriptions written for patients with ARIs were inappropriate.

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