News & Perspective

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
Ebola sampling

DRC Ebola total grows by 2; use of new antiviral weighed

In addition, the WHO is eyeing a ring vaccination strategy to reach those most at risk.

May 15, 2018
Ibuprofen tablets

Ibuprofen alone not an option for simple UTIs, study finds

A Scandinavian study finds that ibuprofen is not a suitable alternative to antibiotics for UTIs.

May 15, 2018

News Scan for May 15, 2018

Funding for rapid UTI test
Global flu holds steady
Infections in TB contacts

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
DRC Ebola outbreak response

New Ebola cases reported as WHO head visits DRC

The DRC now has 2 confirmed, 25 probable, and 12 suspected cases—39 total.

May 14, 2018
Free-range chickens

Chinese scientists find 2 MCR genes on same plasmid

Similar plasmids were found in a hospitalized patient and in hospital sewage.

May 14, 2018

News Scan for May 14, 2018

Expanded use of Zika test
Universal flu vaccine award
May 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 14, 2018

Rapid UTI test
Antibiotics and anaphylaxis
MRSA, MSSA hospital costs

May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo back country road

WHO eyes tough Ebola response, reports 2 new cases

The outbreak area covers 37 miles of rough, difficult-to-access terrain.

May 11, 2018

News Scan for May 11, 2018

Salmonella egg outbreak
Pandemic threats
More flu deaths in US kids
Lassa outbreak contained
May 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 11, 2018

Rapid diagnostic test for STDs
Free stewardship e-book
Drug maker stewardship program


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