News & Perspective

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017
Child pneumonia patient

Study: Azithromycin overprescribed for kids' pneumonia

Using just 1 drug instead of 2 could go a long way in curbing azithromycin use.

Nov 03, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 03, 2017

Livestock-related MRSA
Antimicrobial stewardship recognition
IV antibiotics for UTIs
MRSA vaccine candidate
MCR-1 in pigs
MRSA and patient-sharing
Pneumonia overprescribing
New CARB-X funding
Hospital ASPs
Wales superbug deaths decline
Antibiotics in nursing homes
Nov 03, 2017

News Scan for Nov 03, 2017

Variant flu cases
Livestock-related MRSA
More polio cases
Zika in pregnant women

Nov 02, 2017

Nov 02, 2017
Klebsiella

Reports say highly virulent Klebsiella strains emerged 4 years ago

The MDR strains emerged earlier and are more widespread than thought.

Nov 02, 2017

News Scan for Nov 02, 2017

Plague in Madagascar
New Saudi MERS case
UK flu vaccine protection
IDSA against CHAMPION Act
Nov 02, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 02, 2017

Antimicrobial stewardship recognition
IV antibiotics for UTIs

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

Nov 01, 2017

News Scan for Nov 01, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Southern Hemisphere flu ebbs
Zika in children
Nov 01, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 01, 2017

MRSA vaccine candidate
MCR-1 in pigs
MRSA and patient-sharing
Pneumonia overprescribing

Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
White chickens

Report: Veterinary antibiotic sales, use in UK falling

Antibiotic use in food-producing animals fell by 27% from 2014 to 2016.

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