News & Perspective

Jan 09, 2019

Jan 09, 2019
Child on gurney in emergency department

Data show significant antibiotic overprescribing for kids in ERs

US kids receive more than 2 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions a year in ERs.

Jan 09, 2019
Doctor prescribing using electronic tablet

Study sheds more light on delamanid role in treating MDR-TB

Safety profile was good, and sensitivity analysis favored delamanid as part of MDR-TB treatment.

Jan 09, 2019

News Scan for Jan 09, 2019

Saudi MERS case
H1N1 flu and birth outcomes
Fourth DRC polio outbreak
Cuba Zika outbreak
Yellow fever in Nigeria
WHO on pathogen sequence sharing

Jan 08, 2019

Jan 08, 2019
Family of Hassidic Jews

Study highlights spread of unique Staph strain in Brooklyn

Infection rates were 10 times higher in children from an Orthodox Jewish community.

Jan 08, 2019

News Scan for Jan 08, 2019

More DRC Ebola cases
New Ebola-related bat filovirus
Zika screening costs
Yellow fever in Nigeria
Jan 08, 2019

Flu Scan for Jan 08, 2019

Flu vaccine and COPD
Northern Hemisphere flu rise

Jan 07, 2019

Jan 07, 2019
Child receiving flu shot

Review shows flu shot bests FluMist against H1N1 in kids

For the flu shot, effectiveness was 67%, and for FluMist it was a not-significant 20%.

Jan 07, 2019

Ebola outbreak continues to grow in multiple DRC sites

The DRC recorded 16 new Ebola cases from towns and cities across North Kivu and Ituri provinces

Jan 07, 2019

News Scan for Jan 07, 2019

New Saudi MERS case
Acute flaccid myelitis in US
Lyme burden, legislation
Sick HCWs and flu spread
Avian flu in India, Iran
Jan 07, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 07, 2019

Antibiotics and joint replacement
MDR Shigella in Australia
Resistant-infection alert in RI


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