News & Perspective

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Mother holding child's hand in the hospital

CDC: Flu activity still high, deaths in kids climb to 84

The rate of ILI clinic visits drops slightly, but 22 new deaths in kids show the season is not relenting.

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Feb 16, 2018

News Scan for Feb 16, 2018

Salmonella probe wraps up
Brazil yellow fever
Polio in the DRC
Feb 16, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 16, 2018

Carbapenem-resistant infections
Hospital stewardship savings

Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Flu shot

US study finds 36% flu vaccine protection, 25% against H3N2

Protection is 36% overall, 25% against H3N2, 67% against H1N1, and 42% against flu B.

Feb 15, 2018

News Scan for Feb 15, 2018

Salmonella coconut probe over
Valley fever outbreaks
Feb 15, 2018

Flu Scan for Feb 15, 2018

High-dose flu vaccine in elderly
US seasonal flu burden

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018
New York Stock Exchange

Studies: Next major outbreak could bring high US job loss

Even an epidemic in a far-off country could do major damage to the US economy, experts say.

Feb 14, 2018

News Scan for Feb 14, 2018

Novel H7N4 avian flu in China
Flu vaccine protection in older adults
Yellow fever fractional dosing
Feb 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 14, 2018

MCR-1 in Italy, Hong Kong
Fast track for ESBL inhibitor
MDR-TB drug combo

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