News & Perspective

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017
Smallpox vaccine

Three cases of monkeypox confirmed in Nigeria

The positive results shed light on what could be one of the largest monkeypox outbreaks in Africa.

Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Oct 16, 2017
Yellow fever vaccination

Nigeria launches yellow fever vaccination campaign

The campaign is targeting 874,000 people in two states, Kwara and Kogi.

Oct 16, 2017

News Scan for Oct 16, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
European avian flu threats
Hep A emergency in California
Oct 16, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2017

Drug-non-susceptible gonorrhea
Novel antibiotic resistance genes

Oct 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017
Madagascar map

Plague total grows in Madagascar as response builds

Cases are now at 684, with 57 deaths; 474 of the cases are pneumonic, a serious form.

Oct 13, 2017
Global tracking

Global antibiotic resistance tracking project launched

Wellcome announces a project to track the burden of disease associated with AMR.

Oct 13, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 13, 2017

MDR pneumonia
ASPs in long-term care
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Antimicrobial restrictions
New CARB-X funding
Preoperative antibiotics
MCR-1 in US, China patients
MDROs in nursing homes
Infections in African kids
Antibiotics for bloodstream infection
Oct 13, 2017

News Scan for Oct 13, 2017

Vaccine attack in Syria
El Nino and Zika
Detecting congenital Zika
MDR pneumonia
Oct 13, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 13, 2017

Flu in US and Europe
Avian flu in Europe, Asia

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