News & Perspective

Aug 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

News Scan for Aug 21, 2015

NY Legionella source
H5N6 in Vietnam
C diff virulence
Jamboree-linked meningococcal disease outbreak
Airborne spread of swine viruses

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

News Scan for Feb 15, 2016

Hawaii declares emergency
New chikungunya cases
Ebola vaccine test in monkeys
European Medical Corps formed

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Dec 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016
Duck shower

H5N8 avian flu outbreaks expand to Wales

Also, officials in France, Sweden, Finland, and Germany report more H5N8.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017
commercial poultry

Taiwan reports further H5N6 spread; other strains strike Iran, Europe, Africa

In other developments, Iran reported several more H5N8 outbreaks and Bosnia and Herzegovina reported its first H5 outbreak of the season.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 28, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance plan in India
High MDR prevalence in asylum seekers
Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic
Drug-resistance sepsis risks
Preventive antimicrobial use

Jun 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 30, 2017

Students' antibiotic knowledge
MCR-1 in Portugal
Opposition to AMR budget cuts
Antibiotics for skin wounds
Antibiotic resistance at the Hajj
C diff in cancer patients
Contact precautions for MRSA
Antibiotic-resistant acne

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

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