News & Perspective

Apr 09, 2018

Apr 09, 2018
James Hedrick, PhD

Synthetic polymers show promise against multidrug-resistant microbes

The new molecule can target a wide range of bacteria and doesn't develop resistance.

Apr 09, 2018
Chicken salad croissant sandwich

CDC wraps up chicken salad Salmonella outbreak probe

The CDC reports 95 new cases, for a total of 265 in 8 states, but with more than 90% in Iowa.

Apr 09, 2018

News Scan for Apr 09, 2018

MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Listeria tied to cantaloupes
Apr 09, 2018

Flu Scan for Apr 09, 2018

Adjuvanted flu vaccine in kids
Neuraminidase flu vaccine target

Apr 06, 2018

Apr 06, 2018
Salmonella

Kratom-linked Salmonella outbreak sickens 45 more

In total, 132 cases in 32 states are tied to kratom, an herbal alternative to opioids.

Apr 06, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 06, 2018

UK antibiotic Rx letter
MRSA racial disparities
ESBL Klebsiella vs ESBL E coli
Defensive prescribing
C diff drop with diagnostic stewardship
AMR levels in Cambodian kids
Global spread of MCR gene
CARB-X diagnostics funding
Antibiotics and kids' allergies
Apr 06, 2018

News Scan for Apr 06, 2018

California measles cluster
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Ebola household spread
UK antibiotic Rx letter
Apr 06, 2018

Flu Scan for Apr 06, 2018

US flu still falling
Avian flu in China, India

Apr 05, 2018

Apr 05, 2018
Horseshoe bat

New SARS-like virus from bats implicated in China pig die-off

The virus killed nearly 25,000 piglets at 4 farms in Guangdong province in 2016 and 2017.

Apr 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 05, 2018

MRSA racial disparities
ESBL Klebsiella vs ESBL E coli

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