News & Perspective

Jun 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 15, 2018

Nurses' role in stewardship
Antibiotics for nursing home residents
Less common CRE pathogens
Pharmacists' role in stewardship
Canadian stewardship success
Stand-by antibiotics
Individualized risk assessment
Carbapenem-focused stewardship
Colistin-resistant E coli in Vietnam
Influenza-MRSA coinfection in kids
Combo therapy for resistant Klebsiella

Jul 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Candida auris in Canada
MCR-1 in Vietnamese hospital

Nov 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015

Flu Scan for Nov 30, 2015

Avian flu in Vietnam, Canada
US flu uptick

Nov 18, 2011

Nov 18, 2011

WHO: Southern Hemisphere wraps up its flu season

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the Southern Hemisphere has mostly returned to off-season levels, with only a few countries in tropical regions reporting significant activity, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

Oct 07, 2011

Oct 07, 2011

Cuba, Southeast Asia among active spots for flu

(CIDRAP News) – Though influenza activity is low in most nations, some are seeing active transmission, including Cuba, Bolivia, Cameroon, and parts of Southeast Asia, the World Health Organization said today in an update.

Cuba and El Salvador have reported increasing circulation of influenza A (H3N2), a strain that peaked in Honduras in the middle of August.

Feb 17, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

WHO sticks with current strains for next flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next influenza season.

The WHO's vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO's Web site. The group recommends the following for next season's vaccine:

Dec 08, 2010

Dec 08, 2010

Resistant flu cases underline need for new antivirals

(CIDRAP News) – A package of studies and commentary published this week by the Journal of Infectious Diseases points up the ability of influenza viruses to become drug-resistant and continue to spread, highlighting the need for new antivirals.

Feb 18, 2009

Feb 18, 2009

NEWS SCAN: H5N1 outbreaks, lab workers cleared, pan flu vaccine, veterinarian shortage, Salmonella update, MRSA in ICUs

Editor's note: The item on the Salmonella outbreak was revised Feb 19 to correct information on case numbers for specific states.

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