News & Perspective

Nov 09, 2018

Nov 09, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 09, 2018

Antibiotics in long-term care facilities
C diff and adverse outcomes
Stewardship in India
Drug-resistant Shigella in Vermont
Deadly MDR infections in India
MCR-1 prevalence in Bolivia
MRSA in refugees
Economic report on AMR interventions
Pioneering efforts against resistance
Poor public antibiotic knowledge
AMR prevalence in Canadian hospitals
Antibiotic dispensing in Spanish pharmacies

Jun 02, 2009

Jun 02, 2009

WHO drawing closer to declaring a pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – The global novel H1N1 influenza situation is drawing closer to the status of a true pandemic but is not there yet, the World Health Organization's (WHO's) lead spokesman on the issue said today.

"Globally we believe we're in phase 5 but are getting closer to phase 6," said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO assistant director-general for health security and the environment, referring to the WHO's pandemic alert phases.

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