News & Perspective

Mar 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
Doctor holding patient's hand

Infectious disease deaths decline across US, but not evenly

Death rates dropped 18.7% from 1980 to 2014, with the largest decline in men.

Mar 27, 2018
Sinus exam

Antibiotic courses for sinusitis often exceed guidelines, study says

The findings represent an opportunity to reduce unnecessary use of the drugs.

Mar 27, 2018

News Scan for Mar 27, 2018

Lassa fever in Nigeria
Zika cardiac findings in babies
Infection prevention & antibiotic stewardship
Emergency funds for WHO

Mar 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Zithromax in hand

Global antibiotic use rises, fueled by economic growth

Overall global antibiotic use climbed by 65% from 2000 through 2015.

Mar 26, 2018
Baby boy in doctor's office

Parents less likely to vaccinate autistic kids, siblings

Of kids 7 years and older with autism, 82% got recommended vaccines by age 4, compared with 94% in those without autism.

Mar 26, 2018

News Scan for Mar 26, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
OIE clarifies Ghana H9N2 report
Mar 26, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 26, 2018

Cornerstones of stewardship
Resistant Acinetobacter in kids
C diff prediction tool
Perceived AMR risk in Germany

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
E coli testing

CDC says some FoodNet Salmonella infections rising

Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.

Mar 23, 2018

News Scan for Mar 23, 2018

Contact precautions and resistance
Antimicrobial use on farms
Polio in Afghanistan
HPV vaccine uptake
Mar 23, 2018

Flu Scan for Mar 23, 2018

US flu continues decline
Reassortant seasonal flu case
Avian flu in 5 countries


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