News & Perspective

Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Syringe in flu vaccine vial

Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Feb 14, 2019

News Scan for Feb 14, 2019

Ebola outbreak expands
MERS in Oman, Saudi Arabia
Meningitis B on campuses
Feb 14, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 14, 2019

Postgrad stewardship support
Global antibiotic use in animals

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Ebola treatment center workers

Ebola still claiming lives as DRC cases climb to 835

The country's health ministry reports 6 new cases and 5 new deaths, including that of an infant.

Feb 15, 2019
Doctor holding swab

US flu activity continues to rise

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

Feb 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children
Postgrad stewardship support
Global antibiotic use in animals
Dental antibiotic stewardship
Antibiotics and pandemic planning
Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
Hospital ASP cost savings
UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship
Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDROs in nursing homes, acute care
Feb 15, 2019

News Scan for Feb 15, 2019

More Saudi MERS
Raw turkey Salmonella
Polio in Indonesia, Pakistan
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Feb 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children

Feb 18, 2019

Feb 18, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 18, 2019

Resistant bacteria in farm soil
Geographic MRSA risks
Readmission after C diff

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