News & Perspective

Jun 04, 2019

Jun 04, 2019
Upside-down fruit bat

Indian government confirms Nipah virus in Kerala man

Two case contacts have fevers, and 2 nurses who cared for the man also have symptoms.

Jun 04, 2019
Red Cross workers

Aid groups weigh in on DRC topping 2,000 Ebola cases

The groups welcomed new commitments to humanitarian aid, but said a response reset is needed.

Jun 03, 2019

Jun 03, 2019
Longhorned tick

First US human bite from worrying longhorned tick noted

The tick was found on a manicured lawn and in sunny areas, which differs from other tick species.

Jun 03, 2019
Ebola treatment center visitors

Ebola hits 2,000 cases as vaccine OK'd in some pregnant, lactating women

An ethics committee fine-tuned an earlier vaccine recommendation, clearing its use in pregnant women past their first trimester and lactating women.

Jun 03, 2019

News Scan for Jun 03, 2019

981 US measles cases
HPV vaccine and herd immunity
H5N6 avian flu in China
Jun 03, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 03, 2019

Infant antibiotic use and later asthma
New treatment for hospital pneumonia
Food-animal antibiotics legislation

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019
Holding child's hand at Ebola treatment center

New data show gaps in Ebola treatment for young kids

The death rate in infected preschoolers is 77%, compared with 57% for other Ebola patients.

May 31, 2019
Dentist and assistant with patient

Study finds 81% of dental antibiotic prescribing not needed

Dentists "need to be included in this conversation around antibiotic use."

May 31, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 31, 2019

Superbugs and close contacts
Rapid susceptibility test
MRSA in VA hospitals, nursing homes
Reduced antibiotic use in UK pigs
Excessive post-discharge antibiotics
CPE surge in Hong Kong
STI antibiotic use
Prospective audit and feedback outcomes
May 31, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 31, 2019

Superbugs and close contacts
Rapid susceptibility test


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