News & Perspective

Oct 05, 2018

Oct 05, 2018
clinic prescription

Study: Outpatient antibiotics widely prescribed without an infection diagnosis

The new study sheds light on prescribing missed in other studies, including for conditions without an in-patient visit.

Oct 05, 2018
veggie platter

CDC details summer spike in Cyclospora cases

The CDC said only one third of the cases were linked to two major outbreaks and that it is exploring if a change in testing practices contributed to more detections.

Oct 05, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 05, 2018

MRSA de-colonization of therapy dogs
Multiple Candida auris introductions
Early stewardship interventions
Bacteriophage clinical trial
Improper antibiotic prescribing in China
Point-of-care flu tests and antibiotics
New tetracycline approved
Combo antibiotic for CRE
Telemedicine and antibiotic prescribing
FDA approves new antibiotic
Linezolid resistance in food animals
Water consumption and UTIs
Oct 05, 2018

News Scan for Oct 05, 2018

Yemen cholera vaccination
New polio cases
WHO on monkeypox in Nigeria
Universal flu vaccine contract

Oct 04, 2018

Oct 04, 2018
peacekeepers

DRC Ebola cases rise as security concerns continue

In new developments, an attack in Butembo injured burial team members, and a rights group called for the International Criminal Court to expand its probe into Beni attacks as outbreak cases reach 165.

Oct 04, 2018
Raw burger and ham

FSIS recalls beef, ham in Salmonella, Listeria outbreaks

Fifty-seven people have fallen ill with salmonellosis, while Listeria has caused 1 death.

Oct 04, 2018

News Scan for Oct 04, 2018

New Saudi MERS case
Baloxavir benefits for high-risk groups
Oral flu vaccine trial
Coconut Salmonella outbreak
Oct 04, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 04, 2018

Bacteriophage clinical trial
Improper antibiotic prescribing in China
Point-of-care flu tests and antibiotics

Oct 03, 2018

Oct 03, 2018
Camel handler

New Saudi MERS illness as WHO profiles recent cases

Of 32 Saudi MERS cases over the summer, 12 were part of illness clusters.

Oct 03, 2018
Intensive care unit sign

Study links hospital Candida auris outbreak to reusable thermometers

Temperature probes increased the risk of infection nearly 7 times.

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