News & Perspective

Jun 06, 2018

Jun 06, 2018
IV port

DRC probes 5 new possible Ebola cases; WHO details experimental drugs

The WHO says clinicians in treatment centers will make decisions on what drugs to use, based on what's most helpful to patients and with patients' informed consent.

Jun 05, 2018

Jun 05, 2018
Empty hospital room

UV-light cleaning shown to cut superbugs hospital-wide

Adding ultraviolet light to standard room cleaning modestly decreases hospital-wide superbugs.

Jun 05, 2018

News Scan for Jun 05, 2018

More suspected Ebola in DRC
Monkeypox in Cameroon
Avian flu antibodies in poultry workers
Jun 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 05, 2018

Global burden of AMR
One Health training programs

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018
Ebola response

More suspected Ebola cases in DRC as response builds

Of 53 cases, 37 are confirmed, 13 probable, and 3 suspected; deaths remain at 25.

Jun 04, 2018

Flu in kids is associated with asthma treatment failure

Influenza illnesses can trigger asthmatic episodes that don't respond to treatment.

Jun 04, 2018

News Scan for Jun 04, 2018

Salmonella and frozen breaded chicken
States' readiness funding
DTaP vaccine safety
Lyme rash in Canada
Jun 04, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 04, 2018

Antibiotic alternative for acne
Fecal transplant for primary C diff

Jun 01, 2018

Jun 01, 2018
Yuma Arizona lettuce field

CDC: 25 more ill, 4 new deaths in E coli outbreak tied to lettuce

At least 89 people have been hospitalized, 26 with a serious kidney complication.

Jun 01, 2018
Capsules in hands

Study finds patients, clinicians downplay antibiotic side effects

The view that there is potential benefit and very little risk in taking antibiotics is widespread.

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