News & Perspective

Apr 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 13, 2018

MDR infections in cirrhosis
Antibiotics in treated manure
Carbapenem resistance in German hospital
Overreporting C difficile
MCR-1 in travelers
Drivers of irrational antibiotic use
MCR-5 in Chinese pigs
Drug combo shows promise
Infections, antimicrobial use in Scottish nursing homes
Superbugs in nursing homes

Apr 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018
Oral polio vaccine

Polio trends promising, but surveillance gaps linger

In 2017, the number of global wild poliovirus cases sank to its lowest level, WHO and CDC researchers say.

Apr 12, 2018

News Scan for Apr 12, 2018

Funds for Lassa, MERS vaccines
Treating malaria in pregnancy
Advanced bed nets for malaria
Norovirus in dried seaweed
Avian flu outbreaks
Apr 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 12, 2018

Overreporting C difficile
MCR-1 in travelers
Drivers of irrational antibiotic use

Apr 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
Viral isolation

New findings on Zika virus in semen may alter CDC guidance

Infectious virus was found in 3 of 78 samples, all within 30 days of illness onset.

Apr 11, 2018
Bacterial colonies

CDC: E coli outbreak sickens 17 in 7 states

Six people have been hospitalized, including one with a serious kidney condition; no food source has been confirmed.

Apr 11, 2018

News Scan for Apr 11, 2018

Monkeypox in Liberia
HHS patient transport exercise
Universal flu vaccine trial
Yellow fever vaccine campaign
Apr 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 11, 2018

MCR-5 in Chinese pigs
Drug combo shows promise
Infections, antimicrobial use in Scottish nursing homes

Apr 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
Nurse in hospital ward

MERS studies spotlight infections in health workers, kids

Investigators should cast a wide net when testing health workers, new data show.

Apr 10, 2018

News Scan for Apr 10, 2018

Superbugs in nursing homes
Lassa fever continues
Malaria net effectiveness

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