News & Perspective

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 06, 2018

Flu Scan for Feb 06, 2018

High Northern Hemisphere flu levels
Avian flu in UK, France

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 26, 2018

No antibiotics for sore throat
Old antibiotic shows promise
Antibiotic-free fast food
Drug-resistant typhoid
Fecal transplant for recurrent C diff
Carbapenem reduction in France
CARB-X seeks partners
C diff in children
Resistant Acinetobacter
C diff reduction in long-term care
Costs of C diff

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
DNA sequence

Genetic tests reveal more about new H5N6 reassortant

The strain has 2 mutations that might alter its susceptibility to the neuraminidase inhibitor class of antiviral drugs.

Sep 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 15, 2017

Promising novel assay
Transmissible Enterobacteriaceae
Additional FMT benefits
Antibiotic use and VRE infections
European AMR initiative
Antibiotic-resistant brucellosis
Drug-resistant gonorrhea Rx
ESBL bacteria in street kids
Funding for new C diff drug
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa
Antibiotics for asthmatic children
Drug resistance in the ICU

Aug 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 25, 2017

Resistance in 'lonely' microbes
Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 in Dutch chicken
Residents' prescribing
Trial for new antimalarial
Alternatives to carbapenems

Jul 28, 2017

Jul 28, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 28, 2017

NICU Stewardship
UTI vaccine candidate
Goals for MDR gonorrhea
Unneeded blood cultures
Using data to improve stewardship
New antibiotics class
Triple-drug combo for MCR-1 & NDM-5
US MRSA trends
Funds for antibiotic development
Improper antibiotic prescribing
Costly NDM-1 outbreak
Stewardship and vancomycin
Resistant Campylobacter

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 07, 2017

Costs of MRSA in Norway
C diff in sandboxes
ED antibiotic Rx drop
Diagnosing bacterial infections
MRSA in Taiwan
Antibiotics for UTIs in Uganda

Jul 06, 2017

Jul 06, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 06, 2017

ED antibiotic Rx drop
Diagnosing bacterial infections
MRSA in Taiwan

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