News & Perspective

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Map of Africa

Ebola vaccine highly effective in final trial results

In addition, phase 2 trial of an adenovirus-based vaccine shows it to be safe and immunogenic though protection less than prolonged. 

Dec 23, 2016

Dec 23, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 23, 2016

Hospital penalties for resistant bugs
Bacterial vs viral infections
Antibiotics in food animals
Fungal disease tests
MDR-TB in migrants
Bacteriophage study

Dec 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016
White ducks

H5N8 strikes more farms in Europe, Iran

Officials in France, the Netherlands, and Iran report more high-path H5N8 avian flu outbreaks.

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Turkey profile

H5N8 spreads to UK; low-path H5N9 found in French ducks

The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.

Dec 15, 2016

Dec 15, 2016
Tufted duck

H5N8 avian flu continues to spread in Hungary

In 3 days Hungary has reported 96 H5N8 outbreaks in poultry.

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 14, 2016

Carbapenem-resistant A baumannii
Fewer hospital-acquired infections
Proton-pump inhibitors and ESBL-E

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship metrics
Effective antibiotic stewardship
Chlorhexidine against MRSA
Drug-resistant TB meningitis
Candida in Colombia
Antibiotic prescribing in kids
MDR-TB in China

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 05, 2016

Antibiotic prescribing in kids
MDR-TB in China

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.

Nov 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016
Farm hens

H5N8 strikes farms in Iran as European detections continue

Higly pathogenic H5N8 was detected in Iran, Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.

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