News & Perspective

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 17, 2017

Primary care stewardship
No-touch superbug disinfection
Surgical antimicrobial prescribing
Ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea
E coli ST131
Single-room ICU design
ECDC CRE guidance
European research funding
Optimal MDR-TB treatment
Real-time resistance tracker
Salmonella in calves
Drug-resistant malaria controversy
US AMR progress
Antimicrobial use in Northern Ireland
Resistance in space

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Sep 05, 2017

Sep 05, 2017

News Scan for Sep 05, 2017

Saudi MERS case
CRE treatment
Cholera in Yemen
Chikungunya drop

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017

News Scan for Aug 15, 2017

Saudi MERS case
H7N9 in China
Recurrent C diff treatment
Oropouche fever in Brazil
Hendra virus threat
Plant-based polio vaccine

Jul 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 23, 2017

Antibiotic-free fast-food chicken
MRSA in Norway, Kuwait
NDM-1 at Mexican hospital
Stewardship in long-term care
Statement on antimicrobial products
Types of prescribers
New antibiotic OK'd
MDR-TB in US kids
Virus tests and stewardship
Penalties for poor Rx
US Candida auris
Self-medication
Resistance testing
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
MRSA screen and vancomycin
Antibiotics for 'pink eye'

Dec 28, 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Zika pipette

Florida reports more local Zika cases; FDA warns of possible IgM test problems

Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.

Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Blood pint photo

FDA seeks US-wide Zika blood screening; sexual transmission concerns grow

No new local cases were reported in Florida for a second day, and studies revealed more on sexual transmission risks in asymptomatic infections, GBS patterns in Puerto Rico, and early problems for infected babies.

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
Zika virus

Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Blood bags

Zika prompts FDA to curb blood collection in Florida

In other developments, the Zika surge continues in Puerto Rico, more US travelers have been infected, and the virus has spread to more Caribbean locations. 

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