News & Perspective

Jul 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018
Blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis

Increase in tick-borne diseases likely, US experts say

As a commentary sounds the alarm, Lyme-carrying ticks spread into a new area in Tennessee.

Jul 26, 2018

News Scan for Jul 26, 2018

Next Ebola steps in the DRC
Campus mumps outbreak response
Melon Salmonella probe ends
Jul 26, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 26, 2018

Colistin resistance risk factors
Antifungal use in US hospitals
Pathogens in hurricane floodwaters

Jul 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018
Bacteria in bloodstream

NIH experts note risks of 'difficult-to-treat' bloodstream infections

Among 440 patients with difficult-to-treat multidrug-resistant infections, 43% died.

Jul 25, 2018

News Scan for Jul 25, 2018

Mixed Southern Hemisphere flu picture
Avian flu in Saudi Arabia, Russia
Thrombocytopenia syndrome
Jul 25, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 25, 2018

Antibiotic resistance in leeches
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 on hospital surfaces

Jul 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018
Ebola healthcare worker

DRC declares end to Ebola outbreak

The declaration comes just 11 weeks after health officials sounded the alarm about the outbreak in early May.

Jul 24, 2018
Wastewater technician

Low antibiotic levels in the environment may spur resistance

Adding even small amounts of the antibiotic cefotaxime creates selection pressure.

Jul 24, 2018
Couple in hammock in the tropics

Study suggests smaller window for Zika sexual transmission

Zika RNA was present in semen for a median of 40 days and in vaginal fluid for a median of 14 days.

Jul 24, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 24, 2018

Antibiotic use in livestock
Forgotten antibiotics
ESBL colonization in travelers

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