News & Perspective

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Sep 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 15, 2017

Promising novel assay
Transmissible Enterobacteriaceae
Additional FMT benefits
Antibiotic use and VRE infections
European AMR initiative
Antibiotic-resistant brucellosis
Drug-resistant gonorrhea Rx
ESBL bacteria in street kids
Funding for new C diff drug
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa
Antibiotics for asthmatic children
Drug resistance in the ICU

Aug 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 25, 2017

Resistance in 'lonely' microbes
Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 in Dutch chicken
Residents' prescribing
Trial for new antimalarial
Alternatives to carbapenems

Jul 28, 2017

Jul 28, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 28, 2017

NICU Stewardship
UTI vaccine candidate
Goals for MDR gonorrhea
Unneeded blood cultures
Using data to improve stewardship
New antibiotics class
Triple-drug combo for MCR-1 & NDM-5
US MRSA trends
Funds for antibiotic development
Improper antibiotic prescribing
Costly NDM-1 outbreak
Stewardship and vancomycin
Resistant Campylobacter

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 07, 2017

Costs of MRSA in Norway
C diff in sandboxes
ED antibiotic Rx drop
Diagnosing bacterial infections
MRSA in Taiwan
Antibiotics for UTIs in Uganda

Jul 06, 2017

Jul 06, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 06, 2017

ED antibiotic Rx drop
Diagnosing bacterial infections
MRSA in Taiwan

Apr 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017
Angry goose

Nations pare back avian flu efforts, but tough new steps in France

Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.

Mar 17, 2017

Mar 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 17, 2017

Animal antibiotic use
Antibiotic-resistant eye infections
Antibiotic misconceptions
Sexual spread of resistant bacteria
New gram-negative antibiotic
MDRO screening, isolation

Mar 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017
Whooper swan

H5N8 strikes Nepal for first time; Vietnam reports H5N1, H5N6

Nepal also reports H5N1 at a zoo, while 5 European nations confirm more H5N8 outbreaks.

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017
French goose farm

H5N1 hits Vietnam again as 7 European nations report more H5N8

France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.

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