News & Perspective

Oct 01, 2018

Oct 01, 2018
Ebola safe burial team

DRC reports 4 more Ebola cases over the weekend

The outbreak grows to 159 cases, 127 of them confirmed, and 104 deaths.

Oct 01, 2018

News Scan for Oct 01, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
Human H5N6 in China
Avian flu outbreaks in 3 nations
Oct 01, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 01, 2018

Telemedicine and antibiotic prescribing
FDA approves new antibiotic
Linezolid resistance in food animals
Water consumption and UTIs

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018
Ebola recovery efforts

More DRC Ebola cases as risk raised to 'very high'

There are now 155 cases (124 confirmed, 31 probable), including 102 deaths, in the outbreak.

Sep 28, 2018
Smart phone microbe diagnostics

Smartphone-based test shows promise for rapid UTI diagnosis

Research on the device indicates it has the potential to provide quick, low-cost diagnostics.

Sep 28, 2018
Egg-based flu vaccine

WHO changes 1 strain for egg-based Southern Hemisphere 2019 flu vaccines

The experts also called for 3 new pandemic candidate vaccine viruses.

Sep 28, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 28, 2018

Race and antibiotics
UK-Africa AMR partnership
Multidrug-resistant fungus
Incentives for antibiotic development
Fecal transplant for stem cell recipients
Antifungal stewardship
CARB-X call for open data
Resistance-tracking partnership
ESBL E coli in meat
Sep 28, 2018

News Scan for Sep 28, 2018

Funds for MERS, Lassa, Nipah vaccines
New polio cases
Sep 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 28, 2018

Race and antibiotics
UK-Africa AMR partnership

Sep 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018
Child receiving flu shot

CDC notes flu vaccine uptake down a bit in young kids

Coverage in kids 4 and younger was 67.8% last season, down 2.2 percentage points.

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