News & Perspective

Feb 17, 2020

Feb 17, 2020
Lab scientist pipetting

More outbreak details emerge as COVID-19 cases top 70,000

A study of 44,672 cases reveals that 14% were severe and 5% critical.

Feb 17, 2020

News Scan for Feb 17, 2020

More Saudi MERS cases
Africa Ebola vaccine licenses
H5N6 avian flu in Vietnam
Feb 17, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 17, 2020

Less antibiotic use in Canadian hospitals
Electronic alerts for C diff testing

Feb 16, 2020

Feb 16, 2020
Diamond Princess cruise ship

As cruise ship COVID-19 numbers climb, nations evacuate passengers

With 137 newly confirmed infections, cases on the Diamond Princess reach 355.

Feb 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020
Asian surgeon with patient

COVID-19 sickens over 1,700 health workers in China, killing 6

China confirms 5,090 new cases and 121 new deaths, raising the counts to 63,851 and 1,380, respectively.

Feb 14, 2020
Emergency department entrance

US hospitals prepare for COVID-19 amid uncertainty

"The greatest risk is from an unsuspected patient in an unprepared hospital."

Feb 14, 2020
Swab sample

CDC: Flu surveillance system enlisted in hunt for COVID-19 cases

Officials will use the nation's flu surveillance system to detect the new coronavirus.

Feb 14, 2020
Female injection drug user

Injection drug use tied to MRSA bloodstream infections in Tennessee

Nearly a fourth of MRSA bloodstream infections were tied to injection drug use.

Feb 14, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 14, 2020

Battling AMR in Nigeria
Aid for global AMR efforts
MCR-1 resistance gene in Wyoming
Candida auris disinfectants
Cutting antibiotic manufacture residue
E-nudge to cut C diff testing
Feb 14, 2020

News Scan for Feb 14, 2020

US flu still rising
Polio cases in 6 countries

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