News & Perspective

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 06, 2018

Flu Scan for Feb 06, 2018

High Northern Hemisphere flu levels
Avian flu in UK, France

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 26, 2018

No antibiotics for sore throat
Old antibiotic shows promise
Antibiotic-free fast food
Drug-resistant typhoid
Fecal transplant for recurrent C diff
Carbapenem reduction in France
CARB-X seeks partners
C diff in children
Resistant Acinetobacter
C diff reduction in long-term care
Costs of C diff

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Jan 23, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 23, 2018

Carbapenem reduction in France
CARB-X seeks partners
C diff in children
Resistant Acinetobacter

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018

News Scan for Jan 08, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
Next-gen flu vaccine grant
New H5N6 infection
Yellow fever in Nigeria
Salmonella in Europe

Jan 02, 2018

Jan 02, 2018

News Scan for Jan 02, 2018

MERS in Malaysia
H5 outbreaks continue
Flu vaccine performance

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017

Food Outbreak Scan for Dec 22, 2017

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak
Baby formula Salmonella threat

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.

Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 08, 2017

MRSA surveillance limits
ESBL prevention
Beta-lactamase outbreak

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