News & Perspective

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016
Miami Christmas

Zika zones end in Florida as Texas reports 4 new cases

All of Miami-Dade County is still a CDC cautionary area, and officials said more sporadic cases are likely.

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 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Zika virus

Zika linked to hearing and vision complications in adults

Also, New York's first 80 cases point to the usefulness of urine testing for diagnosis.

Dec 08, 2016
Hen closeup

Europe weighs H5N8 threat as Russia reports new outbreak

Elsewhere, Taiwan officials said tests have now confirmed H5N8 in two recent outbreaks in backyard birds.

Dec 08, 2016
Pulmonary tuberculosis x-ray

Guidance: Newer tests recommended for TB diagnosis

The guidelines include testing for latent TB, which may affect as many as 13 million Americans.

Dec 08, 2016

News Scan for Dec 08, 2016

Illinois Elizabethkingia probe
Mumps in highly vaccinated group
Lab security threats from insiders
Drug-resistant TB meningitis

Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07, 2016
Lab workers

How 21st Century Cures Act could boost new antibiotics

A new FDA approval pathway is for antimicrobials that treat serious infections.

Dec 07, 2016

Hungary reports widespread avian flu in poultry

European countries already reporting H5N8 note several more outbreaks, many involving wild birds.

Dec 07, 2016

News Scan for Dec 07, 2016

MERS in Riyadh
Ancient malaria
Dec 07, 2016

Avian Flu Scan for Dec 07, 2016

H5N6 details in China
H5N1 transmissibility in ferrets

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