News & Perspective

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 17, 2017

Daptomycin for kids' MRSA
Antibiotics sans prescription
CRE source in the ICU
C diff cluster
ASP recommendations
MCR-1 in chicken meat
Patient hand hygiene
Handshake stewardship

Feb 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017
commercial poultry

Taiwan reports further H5N6 spread; other strains strike Iran, Europe, Africa

In other developments, Iran reported several more H5N8 outbreaks and Bosnia and Herzegovina reported its first H5 outbreak of the season.

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017
Taiwan ducks

Taiwan reports its first H5N6 avian flu outbreak

Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017
Kids with bed net

Malaria resistance: Cases in UK, mosquitoes in Africa

UK researchers report that a frontline drug combo failed in 4 patients.

Jan 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017
White-tailed eagle

H5N8 detected again in Nigeria, H5N1 in Cambodia

Finland, Poland, and the UK also report new H5N8 avian flu outbreaks.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

Flu Scan for Jan 27, 2017

More H7N9 in China
Nasal-spray vaccine and severe flu

Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017
German zoo birds

WHO urges vigilance for human cases in wake of H5N8 outbreaks

New H5N8 outbreaks, which have affected at least 24 European countries, plus some in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, were reported in Germany, Italy, Poland, and the UK.

Jan 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Pills on hospital tray

Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff

Though a UK C diff spike was thought to be caused by dirty hospital rooms, that theory proved unlikely.

Jan 25, 2017
Farm pheasant

H5N8, other strains strike birds in Europe, Japan, Israel

The UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017
Caged chickens

H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.

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