News & Perspective

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 23, 2017

Antibiotic-free fast-food chicken
MRSA in Norway, Kuwait
NDM-1 at Mexican hospital
Stewardship in long-term care
Statement on antimicrobial products
Types of prescribers
New antibiotic OK'd
MDR-TB in US kids
Virus tests and stewardship
Penalties for poor Rx
US Candida auris
Self-medication
Resistance testing
Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
MRSA screen and vancomycin
Antibiotics for 'pink eye'

Aug 09, 2016

Aug 09, 2016

News Scan for Aug 09, 2016

Aerosol stability in Ebola
HIV and drug-resistant TB
Global flu status
Campylobacter infection in children
Chikungunya update

Feb 17, 2012

Feb 17, 2012

Flu activity continues late-season climb

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe continues to increase, but for the most part, levels of both mild and severe illness are low compared with past flu seasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Activity appears to have peaked in a few Northern Hemisphere locations, such as some countries in Western Europe, North Africa, and northern China, according to the WHO.

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

World Health Assembly opens 64th session in Geneva

(CIDRAP News) – Delegates from 193 countries met today in Geneva at the start of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which will address several infectious disease topics, including a report from an independent pandemic review committee, a virus-sharing agreement, and the fate of the world's remaining smallpox virus stocks.

Apr 18, 2011

Apr 18, 2011

WHO group finalizes landmark pandemic virus-sharing agreement

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) working group on influenza virus sharing capped off a week of negotiations with a final agreement that establishes a framework for sharing vaccine strains alongside a system for improving the flow of pandemic vaccine and medications to developing countries.

Apr 12, 2011

Apr 12, 2011

WHO group renews push for pact on virus-sharing, pandemic vaccine access

(CIDRAP News) – Leaders from a World Health Organization (WHO) working group on virus sharing and vaccine issues related to pandemic preparedness today said they hope to reach an agreement by Friday (Apr 15) so that it could go to the World Health Assembly (WHA) for a vote in May.

Jan 28, 2011

Jan 28, 2011

US flu picking up pace; global activity mixed

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the United States last week increased in intensity and extent, sending more people to doctor's offices, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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