News & Perspective

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 23, 2018

Improper prescribing in kids
XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Cost-effective C diff treatment
Latent TB guidelines
Antibiotic screening method
CDC antibiotic stewardship course
Diagnostic codes and prescribing
New CARB-X funding
MRSA bacteremia and race
AMR threats in Asia-Pacific
Parasite drug effective for staph

Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 29, 2017

Money for HAI prevention
Drug resistance in supply chains
Restaurant antibiotic grades
Antibiotics for kids' diarrhea
MDR pathogens and gangrene
XDR Acinetobacter in Turkey

Sep 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014

News Scan for Sep 22, 2014

EV-D68 in 22 states
2 more MERS cases, 1 death
FAO concerned about H5N6
University meningitis B death
Peanut company convictions

Feb 24, 2009

Feb 24, 2009

NEWS SCAN: Avian flu, quicker prepandemic vaccine trials, Baxter's H5N1-tainted samples, vitamin D and flu, ACIP to meet

WHO confirms Vietnam's recent H5N1 deathThe World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the death of a 23-year-old woman from H5N1 avian influenza. Her Feb 21 death raises the country's death toll to 53 among 109 cases, second only to Indonesia, which has 141 WHO-confirmed cases.[Feb 24 WHO statement]

Dec 11, 2008

Dec 11, 2008

Testing turns up Ebola virus in pigs

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that the Ebola virus has been found in pigs for the first time, a discovery researchers made when they were investigating outbreaks of porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at several swine producers in the Philippines.

Jun 23, 2008

Jun 23, 2008

Health leaders: World far from ready for flu pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – The world is far from being well prepared for an influenza pandemic, leading national and international health officials warned at a meeting in Malaysia last week.

As the H5N1 avian influenza virus continues to thrive in birds, there is no vaccine that can provide sure protection if it evolves into a pandemic strain, and governments are paying less attention to the threat, officials said.

Aug 25, 2006

Aug 25, 2006

Scientists launch effort to share avian flu data

(CIDRAP News) – Leading medical researchers yesterday announced the formation of a consortium to unlock genetic and other data on avian influenza in the hope of improving the understanding of how viruses such as H5N1 spread and evolve.

Jul 29, 2005

Jul 29, 2005

Russian birds have H5N1; 2 more deaths in Vietnam

Editor's note: This story was revised July 31 to clarify information about previous reports of H5N1 influenza viruses in Russia.

(CIDRAP News) – News services said today the avian influenza outbreak reported last week in Russia involves the dangerous H5N1 strain, while two more fatal human cases of the illness were reported in Vietnam.

Feb 08, 2005

Feb 08, 2005

CDC warns travelers about avian flu in Vietnam

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials are warning travelers to Vietnam to take special precautions to protect themselves from avian influenza.

Also, H5N1 avian flu has been detected in poultry in Cambodia for the first time since last September, and a Vietnamese official has said the widespread poultry outbreaks of avian flu in Vietnam may be starting to wane.

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