News & Perspective

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 17, 2017

Daptomycin for kids' MRSA
Antibiotics sans prescription
CRE source in the ICU
C diff cluster
ASP recommendations
MCR-1 in chicken meat
Patient hand hygiene
Handshake stewardship

Feb 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017

News Scan for Feb 15, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Zika in body fluids
Yellow fever vaccine
Malaria vaccine trial
Feb 15, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 15, 2017

ASP recommendations
MCR-1 in chicken meat

Feb 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017
Zika microscope

Zika studies yield more fetal infection and testing clues, show persistence in breast milk

Surprisingly, tests on placental cells that correspond to the earliest pregnancy stages found more damage from the African Zika strain than the Asian one.

Feb 09, 2017

Feb 09, 2017
Baby tape measure

Studies highlight microcephaly data, Zika spread by breast milk, saliva

Zika doesn't appear to transmit efficiently through breast milk, but questions still remain. Also, experiments with macaques found a low risk of spread by saliva.

Feb 09, 2017

News Scan for Feb 09, 2017

More yellow fever in Brazil
Stewardship in nursing homes
Burkholderia cepacia probe

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Surge of yellow fever in Brazil raises alarms

A fivefold increase in less than a month—to more than 700 cases—is unusual for sylvatic (jungle) yellow fever, one expert points out.

Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

News Scan for Jan 30, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
More Saudi MERS
New chikungunya cases
High Listeria burden

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

News Scan for Jan 27, 2017

Yellow fever spike in Brazil
2017 priority diseases
MERS case in health worker

Jan 24, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

News Scan for Jan 24, 2017

Yellow fever in Brazil
More H5N8
Saudi MERS case
CDC quarantine rule
Next WHO head
Pneumococcal vaccine underwhelms
Cost of MRSA screening

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