News & Perspective

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Dec 29, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 29, 2017

Bactericidal vs. bacteriostatic drugs
HAI and medical gear
Antibiotic use in Chinese hospitals
Dec 29, 2017

News Scan for Dec 29, 2017

UAE screening finds MERS case
Polio in Pakistan and DRC
More avian flu outbreaks in 5 countries
Dec 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 29, 2017

Bactericidal vs bacteriostatic drugs
HAI and medical gear

Dec 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017

Paper suggests antibiotic alternatives should focus on mild infections

Milder infections aren't as hard to treat as multi-drug resistant ones and might be easier targets for new therapies.

Dec 28, 2017
Grocery store case

Report finds gaps in FDA food recall process

In response, the FDA said it has already made headway in fixing the problems and will take further steps in 2018.

Dec 28, 2017

News Scan for Dec 28, 2017

US E coli outbreak
Antibiotic use in Chinese hospitals
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Hurricane recovery progress

Dec 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
Tamiflu

Jump in H3N2 flu prompts CDC warning, antiviral reminder

The CDC said the H3N2-dominant trend will make neuraminidase inhibitor antivirals especially useful this flu season.

Dec 27, 2017
Traditional duck farm

Six countries report more avian flu outbreaks

The outbreaks involved different strains, including H5N6, H5N1, and H5N8.

Dec 27, 2017

News Scan for Dec 27, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Yellow fever in Nigeria
South Korean anthrax developments
HPV gender breakdown

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