News & Perspective

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Turkey profile

H5N8 spreads to UK; low-path H5N9 found in French ducks

The H5N8 avian flu virus sweeping across Europe has now been detected for the first time in Britain.

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
Dec 16, 2016

News Scan for Dec 16, 2016

New Zika cases
H7N2 avian flu in NYC cats
Ricin exposure
Immune globulin for anthrax
Cholera in Yemen

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship metrics
Effective antibiotic stewardship
Chlorhexidine against MRSA
Drug-resistant TB meningitis
Candida in Colombia
Antibiotic prescribing in kids
MDR-TB in China

Dec 06, 2016

Dec 06, 2016
Mute swan

H5N8 outbreaks expand to Serbia

In addition, France and the UK take steps to lower risk from the highly pathogenic avian flu strain.

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 05, 2016

Antibiotic prescribing in kids
MDR-TB in China

Nov 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016
Boneless chicken thighs

UK report finds drug-resistant Campylobacter rising in poultry

Multidrug-resistant C jejuni rose from 19.1% in 2008 to 43.4% in 2014-2015.

Nov 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

ASP News Scan for Nov 18, 2016

FAO drug resistance report
Call for stewardship collaboration
C diff contact precautions
Staph aureus in hog workers
Surgeons and stewardship

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Nov 09, 2016

Nov 09, 2016
Aedes mosquito

Florida split over genetically modified mosquitoes

In related developments, Florida reported seven new locally acquired Zika cases yesterday and today, one of them in a traveler from out of state.

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