News & Perspective

Feb 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017
French goose farm

H5N1 hits Vietnam again as 7 European nations report more H5N8

France reports 68 new H5N8 poultry outbreaks, and Hungary confirms 455,000 affected birds.

Feb 24, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 24, 2017

New diagnostic tests
Antibiotic prescribing frequency
Possible Candida auris drug
MRSA pattern shifts
Resistant malaria in Africa
Antibacterial skin lotion
MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
MCR-1 in Chinese pets
MDR-TB testing, treatment
Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Antibiotic resistance in Indian kids
Feb 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 24, 2017

New diagnostic tests
Antibiotic prescribing frequency
Possible Candida auris drug
MRSA pattern shifts

Feb 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2017

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland

Feb 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
Doctor prescribing medication

Study finds patient pressure can sway antibiotic prescribing

The study involves hypothetical scenarios, but doctors say patient expectation is a real factor in discussions about antibiotics.

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 17, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 17, 2017

Daptomycin for kids' MRSA
Antibiotics sans prescription
CRE source in the ICU

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.

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