News & Perspective

Nov 15, 2013

Nov 15, 2013
Acinetobacter

EU reports show rise in carbapenem-resistant infections

Worrisome findings on resistance to some last-line antibiotics for healthcare-related infections.

Nov 01, 2013

Nov 01, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 01, 2013

Low fall flu levels
Erasmus appeals export ruling
Hospital-onset flu cases

Oct 24, 2013

Oct 24, 2013
Exserohilum rostratum fungus

Study: Many outbreak fungal infections involved CNS

81% of patients in the early weeks of a large outbreak of fungal infections from steroid injections had CNS infections.

Sep 23, 2013

Sep 23, 2013

News Scan for Sep 23, 2013

Ebbing flu vaccine effectiveness
MRSA increase in kids
Group decries poultry inspection program

Sep 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013
Clostridium difficile on agar plate

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bugs sicken 2 million a year

Agency says the most urgent threats are drug-resistant C diff, Enterobacteriaceae, and gonorrhea.

Sep 16, 2013
Manure spreading in field

MRSA studies: Incidence down; field manure may be risk factor

Healthcare-related MRSA cases are down, but where a person lives may influence risk.

Sep 03, 2013

Sep 03, 2013
Surgeon washing hands

Study: Healthcare-linked infections cost US $10 billion a year

Five of the most common healthcare-related infections cost the US nearly $10 billion a year.

Aug 20, 2013

Aug 20, 2013
A lab researcher at work.

CDC funding helps states boost disease detection

The CDC today announced $75 million in grants to help states and cities respond to infectious disease threats.

Jul 05, 2013

Jul 05, 2013

News Scan for Jul 05, 2013

Invasive meningitis in Europe
Europe's healthcare-linked infections
Hepatitis from fruit

May 09, 2013

May 09, 2013

Saudi coronavirus cluster grows as France reports possible new cases

Saudi Arabian officials reported today that their investigation of a healthcare-associated cluster of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases has uncovered two more illnesses, increasing the cluster to 15, as France reported two suspected cases related to its first nCoV case, reported yesterday.

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