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May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 17, 2019

Northern Ireland AMR plan
Rapid susceptibility tests
Unnecessary abx for respiratory infections
Antibiotics in school beef
UK veterinary stewardship policy
Improper prescribing in seniors
Resistant TB testing in China
Antibiotic production partnership
MCR-1 in chickens, camels
New CARB-X funding
Grant for TB research

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 08, 2019

Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testing
New UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough
FDA to review new Merck antibiotics
CARB-X novel antibiotic funding
Antibiotic prescribing intervention in China
Candida auris fungemia
Microbiology test use in Norway
CRP-guided therapy
Formulary restriction policy
New CARB-X funding

Jul 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 27, 2018

Iowa State AMR research center
Gram-negative ICU infections
Firm pares antibiotic R&D
Antibiotics for kids' LRTIs
Colistin resistance risk factors
Antifungal use in US hospitals
Pathogens in hurricane floodwaters
Antibiotic resistance in leeches
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 on hospital surfaces
Antibiotic use in livestock
Forgotten antibiotics
ESBL colonization in travelers
Antibiotic redosing
Resistance trends in Swiss nursing homes
Antibiotic legislation nixed

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 17, 2017

Primary care stewardship
No-touch superbug disinfection
Surgical antimicrobial prescribing
Ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea
E coli ST131
Single-room ICU design
ECDC CRE guidance
European research funding
Optimal MDR-TB treatment
Real-time resistance tracker
Salmonella in calves
Drug-resistant malaria controversy
US AMR progress
Antimicrobial use in Northern Ireland
Resistance in space

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

Feb 17, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

WHO sticks with current strains for next flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next influenza season.

The WHO's vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO's Web site. The group recommends the following for next season's vaccine:

May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009

WHO is urged to go slow on declaring pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – As the World Health Organization (WHO) convened its annual meeting today, several countries urged the agency to use caution in weighing whether to declare a full-scale pandemic, despite signs that the novel H1N1 influenza virus is now spreading in Japan.

May 19, 2008

May 19, 2008

Experts welcome Indonesia's vow to share H5N1 data

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia's recent announcement that it would immediately begin sharing H5N1 avian influenza genetic sequences with a new public database is being hailed by experts as a promising development, though there is a concern that having actual virus isolates would be better.

Indonesia's decision, announced by Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari, was detailed in a May 15 report from the Associated Press (AP).

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