News & Perspective

Dec 26, 2018

Dec 26, 2018
Ebola treatment center

Ebola cases continue steady rise over holiday period

Also, the country's election commission has delayed the vote in some Ebola-hit areas.

Dec 26, 2018

Flu Scan for Dec 26, 2018

Global flu on the rise
Avian flu outbreaks in 3 countries

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018
Heart, aorta, blood vessels

FDA: Fluoroquinolones may cause aortic rupture in some

People at risk include those with a history of aortic aneurysm or blockages of other blood vessels and patients with high blood pressure.

Dec 21, 2018
Influenza virus

US flu levels on the rise before year-end holidays

Eight of 10 regions report flulike illness at or above baseline, and 1 more child has died of flu, bringing the total to 7.

Dec 21, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 21, 2018

Rapid meningitis tests
Novel pneumonia antibiotic
Sparse antibiotic use and resistance
Metronidazole for mild C diff
Drop in children's antibiotic use
C difficile in toilet water
Dec 21, 2018

News Scan for Dec 21, 2018

Three more Ebola cases
Polio in Nigeria
Dec 21, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 21, 2018

Rapid meningitis tests
Novel pneumonia antibiotic

Dec 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018
Donning personal protective equipment Ebola

Tests confirm 11 more Ebola infections in DRC, 560 total

Ebola transmission continues to occur over 14 health zones, and 336 people have died in the outbreak.

Dec 20, 2018
Egyptian fruit bat

Marburg-carrying bats found in West Africa for first time

Marburg virus, harbored by fruit bats, has over the years caused 12 known outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dec 20, 2018
Concrete drainage pipe

Report highlights research gaps on AMR in the environment

Research gaps include evaluating the effectiveness of treatment plants in removing resistant microbes.

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