News & Perspective

Mar 06, 2019

Mar 06, 2019

Ebola total tops 900 in DRC, with 7 new cases today

There are now officially 907 cases of Ebola in the DRC.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019
Wound care

CDC: Progress stalled against staph, MRSA infections

The rate of decline of MRSA bloodstream infections in US hospitals has slowed since 2012.

Mar 05, 2019
Mom and baby with microcephaly

Study highlights early pregnancy Zika microcephaly risk

Zika infection in early pregnancy raise the risk of microcephaly 17 times, the study says.

Mar 05, 2019

News Scan for Mar 05, 2019

FDA chief resigns
MMR vaccine not tied to autism (again)
MERS across Saudi Arabia
Lassa fever decline in Nigeria
Global flu update
Mar 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 05, 2019

Empiric antibiotics and UTI
Surgery-linked resistant Pseudomonas
Preventing healthcare-related infection

Mar 04, 2019

Mar 04, 2019
Ebola body on stretcher

Ebola treatment center reopens after arson as cases near 900

With 8 new infections (and 6 more deaths), the outbreak has grown to 897 cases.

Mar 04, 2019
Oman map

Oman reports second MERS cluster, 8 new cases, 2 deaths

Also, the virus sickened four more people in Saudi Arabia over the past few days, three from Riyadh.

Mar 04, 2019

News Scan for Mar 04, 2019

US measles rise
More acute flaccid myelitis
Nipah virus in Bangladesh
Novel H5N2 avian flu in Egypt
Global polio emergency
Mar 04, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 04, 2019

Resistance and sustainable development
New CARB-X funding
ESBL prediction models

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019
Oral exam of young girl

EU study shows wide range in antibiotic prescribing for febrile kids

Prescribing frequency ranges from 19% in Switzerland to 64% in Turkey.

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