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May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Skvortsova, Tedros, and Chan

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO director-general

Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years. 

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

News Scan for May 18, 2017

Singapore Zika lessons
Novel H7N2 virulence
Clinical trial reporting standards

May 08, 2017

May 08, 2017

Flu Scan for May 08, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
UK H5N8 outbreak
'Herd' flu vaccine protection
2009 H1N1 containment

May 05, 2017

May 05, 2017

Flu Scan for May 05, 2017

First H3N2v case of 2017
More avian flu outbreaks

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 28, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance plan in India
High MDR prevalence in asylum seekers
Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic
Drug-resistance sepsis risks
Preventive antimicrobial use

Apr 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

News Scan for Apr 27, 2017

More H5N8, H5N1
Vaccination info systems
MERS overview

Apr 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 25, 2017

Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

Apr 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 21, 2017

Marker for pneumonia antibiotics
MCR-1 cases in Italy
Novel antibiotic target
Penicillin-resistant pneumonia
ID stewardship consults
Steroid for sore throat
MRSA contamination
Chlorhexidine bathing
Candida in Peru
Azithromycin and abnormal heartbeat
Mutations in resistant bacteria

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