News & Perspective

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017
Patient on oxygen

Slight decrease seen in US, European flu activity

Also, UK scientists yesterday reported a novel subclade of the H3N2 strain of influenza.

Feb 24, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 24, 2017

New diagnostic tests
Antibiotic prescribing frequency
Possible Candida auris drug
MRSA pattern shifts
Resistant malaria in Africa
Antibacterial skin lotion
MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
MCR-1 in Chinese pets
MDR-TB testing, treatment
Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Antibiotic resistance in Indian kids
Feb 24, 2017

News Scan for Feb 24, 2017

Zika vaccine targets
Yellow fever in Brazil
Canada beef irradiation
Candidate E coli vaccine
Feb 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 24, 2017

New diagnostic tests
Antibiotic prescribing frequency
Possible Candida auris drug
MRSA pattern shifts

Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

News Scan for Feb 23, 2017

More H5N8 outbreaks
Zika testicular shrinkage
Polio still global emergency
Norovirus tracking

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017
Doctor examining girl

Flu widespread in 46 states; 9 more kids' deaths reported

The H3N2 strain continues to dominate, especially affecting the elderly.

Feb 17, 2017

News Scan for Feb 17, 2017

Zika birth defects
More yellow fever
Limiting dengue
Malaria in the Americas
H5N8 outbreaks

Feb 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017
Flu vaccine production

Current flu vaccine protects about half of recipients

Effectiveness so far this season is 48% in the US and slightly lower in Europe.

Feb 16, 2017

News Scan for Feb 16, 2017

H5N8 in Israel, Europe
Vaccine safety
Imported-food outbreaks
C diff cluster
Leptospirosis in NYC

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