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.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 03, 2017

Livestock-related MRSA
Antimicrobial stewardship recognition
IV antibiotics for UTIs
MRSA vaccine candidate
MCR-1 in pigs
MRSA and patient-sharing
Pneumonia overprescribing
New CARB-X funding
Hospital ASPs
Wales superbug deaths decline
Antibiotics in nursing homes

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

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Apr 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

News Scan for Apr 27, 2017

More H5N8, H5N1
Vaccination info systems
MERS overview

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 16, 2016

Community-associated CRE
Antibiotic de-escalation
Multidrug-resistant strep
Multiple KPE in 1 patient
Carbapenem-resistant A baumannii
Fewer hospital-acquired infections
Proton-pump inhibitors and ESBL-E
HAI communications toolkit
AMR and the sea
Colistin-resistant Klebsiella

Oct 16, 2015

Oct 16, 2015
Ebola outbreak response

Guinea reports two more Ebola cases; review sheds light on CNS complications

The ECDC says more study is needed on the reappearance of viral RNA in a UK nurse. 

Aug 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

News Scan for Aug 21, 2015

NY Legionella source
H5N6 in Vietnam
C diff virulence
Jamboree-linked meningococcal disease outbreak
Airborne spread of swine viruses

Feb 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

News Scan for Feb 17, 2015

US measles cases rise
5 new Saudi MERS cases
More H7N9 in China
Botulism in heroin users

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