News & Perspective

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 31, 2017

Antibiotic tax credit
Antibiotic overprescribing
Drug-tainted manure affects soil
Fighting MRSA biofilms
C diff in surgical patients
Diagnostic test competition
MDR-TB in African migrants
Stewardship in Aruba

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017

News Scan for Feb 10, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Senate confirms HHS pick
Avian flu update

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017
Mallard duck

H5N2 found in wild Montana duck as H5N8 spreads to Italy

The high-path strain that caused a huge outbreak in 2015 has been found in a Montana mallard.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016
Avian influenza sign

H5N8 noted in more European nations, spreading elsewhere

Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

News Scan for Feb 15, 2016

Hawaii declares emergency
New chikungunya cases
Ebola vaccine test in monkeys
European Medical Corps formed

Mar 15, 2013

Mar 15, 2013

US flu markers show further signs of decline

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States last week continued its slow retreat, with more areas of the country returning to regional baselines and fewer respiratory samples testing positive for the virus.

Mar 08, 2013

Mar 08, 2013

US flu activity almost back to baseline

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the United States continued to tumble last week, with one key marker—clinic visits for flulike illness—nearly approaching the national baseline, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Feb 22, 2013

Feb 22, 2013

Flu activity continues its slow retreat

(CIDRAP News) – Some of the key markers that US officials use to track flu continued to tumble last week, though activity was still elevated in most parts of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today.

Nationally, the percentage of doctors visits for flulike illness fell from 3.2% to 2.8% last week, with all parts of the country still above regional baselines.

Nov 21, 2012

Nov 21, 2012

FDA clears first cell-based flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved the nation's first cell-based flu vaccine, a product from Novartis that uses technology that could help vaccinate more Americans in a pandemic but still has many of the same limitations of older egg-based flu vaccines.

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